How well do you handle the mail, email, and memos that come across your desk each day? The answer to that question may determine how useful you will be to the Lord. If you want to be used of God, try the 4D system of handling requests.
The first D is for Dump—most email and all junk mail should go here immediately
The second D is Delegate—Is there someone else who could do this better than you? If so, and you have the authority to do so, delegate it to the best person for the job.
The third D is Defer—While you don’t want to procrastinate on something that needs your attention, there are times when you can and should wait for the right timing to respond. Determine when that time will be and note it.
The fourth D is Do. Just do it and do it now.
Remembering the 4 D’s Dump, Delegate, Defer and Do will give a system for handling requests and redeeming 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.