Did you hear about the orange juice factory worker who got fired from his job? It seemed he just couldn’t concentrate on his work.
If you’ve ever had trouble concentrating on your job it might be due to continual interruptions in the workplace. One way to deal with those interruptions is to establish regular hours when you are available to co-workers or subordinates who need to be in contact with you. Publish those hours in a memo or announce them at a staff meeting so everyone gets the word.
Remember, it’ll take some time to retrain people and wean them away from having your full attention on demand. But in the long run they will benefit from knowing there is a time each day when they can count on seeing you.
Even Jesus had to limit the access his closest associates had to Him. We read of several instances where he withdrew Himself from them. Doing so allowed Him to fully accomplish His mission and to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.