Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Give Up to Go Up

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What do you need to give up in order to go higher in your God-given purpose for your life? There are many good things that can clutter up our lives, especially if we let them get out of control such as:
  1. Sleep
  2. Business opportunities
  3. Phone calls
  4. Texting
  5. Email
  6. TV
  7. Hobbies
  8. Draining/wrong relationships
  9. Sports
  10. Ministry opportunities (that are not a good fit for your gifts and abilities)
  11. Web surfing
  12. Too much social Web (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
A good way to determine your time wasters is to keep a time/activity log for a few weeks to see what items you could eliminate or rearrange in your schedule in order to make more productive use of your time. Being a good steward doesn't just involve managing money and possessions, but also includes how we handle the time God has given us here on earth.

What do you need to give up today in order to go up tomorrow?

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  1. Praise God, A pleasure to comment here on your Blog..

    In order to go up, as far as 'Heaven' goes, what you need to give up is doin' things on your own.

    One must come to the place where they can say, Lord, I I need You..I need to hand my life over to You..I need You as my personal Lord & Savior.
    Amen. You need to give up your own way of doing things in your life.

  2. Great post, Larry. Being good stewards of our time is just as important as being good stewards of our money. In fact, once you focus on one, it becomes a little easier to attack the next.

    Matt Robinson