Out of all the reasons you would want more time, how many of those reasons involve God? How much of your desire for more time for more productivity involves doing the work of the Lord?
Did you get everything accomplished this past week that you wanted to accomplish? Do you have deadlines and projects looming over you for the week ahead? We all want more time. We all want to be as productive as possible. And each of us probably approaches the challenge of getting things done differently.
Carson Tate, in her book Work Simply, talks about four different styles of productivity. Which one of these would you say best fits your style of getting things done? Maybe you’re a Prioritizer—someone who’s all about goals. Or maybe you’re more of a super-organized Planner. Others are Arrangers. The kind of people who can facilitate and communicate well with others to accomplish tasks. Or you could be a Visualizer, who can see the big picture. We all have our strategies. We need these strategies. Because getting everything done in the amount of time we have is such a challenge!
In the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar—we talked about him last week. King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. He has this dream, and he wants his magicians, enchanters, and sorcerers—he wants them to tell him what his dream means. But he’s not going to tell these magicians, enchanters, and sorcerers what he’s dreamed. No. He wants them to tell him. He wants them to tell him his dream so he’ll know they aren’t just making up a bunch of baloney. And if they don’t tell him, he’s going to tear them limb from limb and destroy their homes.