I once heard a time management instructor tell about a medical doctor he met who wore a shirt with two pockets, each stuffed to overflowing with little slips of paper. The doctor explained that one was an in basket and another was an out basket.
At least the doctor was making some attempt at being organized. However those floating slips of paper have a tendency to float away from us, along with the information they contain. If you have the habit of making notes on little pieces of paper, consider carrying a notepad or date book with you at all times and make your notes where you know you can find them. An even better solution is the electronic organizer, also called a PDA or Palm organizer, that allows you to make electronic notes just as easily as writing on paper.
Whatever system you choose, the main thing is to get in the habit of using it regularly, so God can use you regularly, as you learn to better 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.