There are approximately 14,000 individual parts in the average automobile. If you were to have all 14,000 parts spread out on the floor in a large room and began shoveling them into the body of the car, do you then suppose that after a few minutes you could hop in turn the key and drive away? Of course not.
Those parts have to be carefully assembled in the right place and in the right order. That’s also how managing time works. You have 25 things you need to get done today. You can throw them onto your schedule haphazardly and hope it all gets done or you can create a system for dealing with the highest priority items first, then getting as many of the smaller items in as possible.
God created an orderly universe. He also told us in Scripture to do everything decently and in order. That’s because bringing order and control to the 14,000 parts of your day is the only way you’ll 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.