“So then, be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 (NASB)
One of the qualities of a great business leader is in choosing right priorities, and with this comes the importance of time management. Take a quick inventory of your life. What are your priorities and how are you doing in managing your time? As a business leader it is very apparent that what you do with your time will have a big effect on the results of your efforts. As Benjamin Franklin says, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
How often have you heard others say, or maybe you have thought, “If I only had more time.” Or “Time just seems to fly.” The question is, “Do I need more time? Or do I need to be more disciplined with the time I have?” William Boetcker said, “If you wish to succeed in managing and controlling others- learn to manage and control yourself.” What is it that is going to help us in managing our time? I believe it hinges on knowing your priorities. When you know your priorities, you can more effectively schedule and manage your time.
Start with this. Ephesians 5:17 says, “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” I love how the Message Bible reads in this verse. “Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.” In other words, you start each day seeking the Lord and what He wants for your day. Then you are more able to set your priorities for the day because you’ve already made Him your priority and by that you will be able to schedule and manage your time much, much more effectively.