Some folks enjoy making lists. When they get enough lists, they start making lists of their lists, eventually winding up with lists of lists of lists.
Lists are very useful tools for managing time, as long as we manage our lists. Our tendency is to leave work with a list of things to do the next day. On the drive home, we grab a napkin at the stoplight and scrawl out a list of things to pick up at the store. When we’re in the store we start a list on the back of a business card of things we can’t forget to do before we go to bed, and so on.
The problem with lists of list of lists is they often become decentralized and out of control. A better way, is to make all your lists in your electronic organizer or dayplanner.
The Bible contains many useful lists in one book. Maybe keeping your lists of lists of lists in one place will help you 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.