Manage your time the way Jesus managed his with a biblical antidote to swamped to-do lists and hurried schedules.
"A highly practical road map."--Mark Batterson, New York Times
bestselling author and lead pastor of National Community Church
Despite the overwhelming amount of resources for time management and work-life balance, the ability to cultivate the efficiency and equilibrium needed to manage all our worthy pursuits can often feel frustratingly out of reach. The reason for our struggle is that productivity and time-management systems focus on individual habits rather than more meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes. But as it turns out, there is a better way to reach our full potential.
We don't need just another approach to changing our habits. What we need is an operating system that takes into account the full scope of our lives. In these pages, bestselling author Jordan Raynor presents this system, using seven powerful time- management principles drawn from the example of how Jesus lived: 1. Start with the Word:
Find meaningful connection with the author of time daily. 2. Let Your Yes Be Yes:
Accept only the commitments you can fulfill. 3. Dissent from the Kingdom of Noise:
Create room for silence, stillness, and reflection. 4. Prioritize Your Yeses:
Confidently maintain your commitments. 5. Accept Your "Unipresence"
Focus on one important thing at a time. 6. Embrace Productive Rest:
Live the God-designed rhythms of rest which are productive for our goals and souls. 7. Eliminate All Hurry:
Embrace productive busyness while ruthlessly eliminating hurry from our lives.
With these principles, you'll see how Jesus managed his time on earth and how he responded to human constraints much like the ones you face today. More than that, you'll discover corresponding practices that will help you embrace the best, most Christlike version of yourself possible: purposeful, present, and wildly productive.
About the Author
Bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps Christians respond to the radical, biblical truth that their work matters for eternity. He does this through his books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create), podcast (Mere Christians), and weekly devotional (The Word Before Work)--content that has served millions of Christ-followers in every country on earth. In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the executive chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which he previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in the White House under President George W. Bush. A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters.