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Is It Worth Your Time?

As a leader or businessperson, time is at a premium. You seem to never have enough and what you do have can be divided quickly. Add to that the amount of time wasted on pointless or unnecessarily lengthy meetings and projects and you can feel overwhelmed quickly.

I recently read this test to see if something may be worth your time (from Fox News Business). You ask yourself,

Am I the right person?
Is this the right time?
Do I have enough information?

In a business or work sense, this can help tremendously. There really is no reason to get sucked into things where you another person is better suited to a task; or maybe it’s a good idea but for next year; or if you’re missing key information that would make a project a success.

Alarm ClockI think the danger comes when we apply these rules to our lives in the Kingdom. Jesus didn’t come upon a sick person and ask Himself, “Am I the right person to show them the Kingdom?” He recognized He carried the Kingdom of God.

He didn’t say, “Is this the right time for them to be free?” In fact, the religious leaders were very upset with His timing on several occasions when He healed on the Sabbath.

He didn’t say, “Do I have the right information? Did this person deserve their sickness? What are the underlying causes?” No, He told His disciples who questioned such things on one occasion (John 9:1-3), “it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Another translation says that it was so the glory of God could be revealed.

The Kingdom of our God doesn’t run on the timing or principles of this world. You have all the information you need to express the Kingdom today if you’ll cross the line of fear and obey. Jesus taught us that our neighbor was the one we meet who’s in need (Luke 10:25-37).

People are in need every single day. It wouldn’t be such a bad thing to wake up every morning recognizing your position and what God has placed inside you.

…we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves. –2 Corinthians 4:7 (Amplified)

Maybe you should wake up saying this in regard to His Kingdom purpose and life.

I am the right person.
This is the right time.
I have the information I need.

I don’t know what all that looks like for me or you, but I do know one thing–it’ll be an adventure.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever tried to apply time management principles to Kingdom pursuits?

8 Comments

  1. I think there is too much of “passing the buck because someone else is more suited than me” already. We need to see ourselves as God’s people for such a time as this.
    bill (cycleguy) recently posted..WeekendMy Profile

    • It’s true there are gifts and different abilities given to different parts of the Body, but that’s for the Body. The everyday people and places we go need an infusion of His love and life! I don’t want to pass the buck anymore. Thanks Bill.

  2. “I am the right person.
    This is the right time.
    I have the information I need.”

    Amen to that! We have the ultimate wisdom from our Father to know His will in our life. Our business is about His business… whatever business we’re in…

    • That’s it! Thanks so much, Floyd.

  3. My pastor often says, “The need is the call.” I think this fits well with what you are saying. Yes, we each have unique giftings to use as we follow His will for our lives. However, there are needs that every, regardless of gifting, is called to fill. That, I think is what both you and my pastor are talking about.
    Kari Scare recently posted..Stop the Beeping!My Profile

    • I really like that--the need is the call. There are needs of course we may not be able to meet immediately for various reasons, but that doesn’t mean we just forget about it. We can seek an answer or do the part we can so someone else can build on it later. Good thoughts-- thank you Kari.

  4. WOW, you just hit me with a ton of bricks! Just what I needed to hear. I’ve been delaying, I’ve been questioning, I’ve been scared to move forward.

    Esther 4:14, “…Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” has been whirling in my mind.

    Thank you.

    • Amen. Thanks for the confirmation, TC. Blessings to you!

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