Wanted to give a quick recap from the message from the last young professionals night. I’m really believing that God is going to use the month of January to prepare you for a year of blessing and success like you’ve never known before.
It all starts with your daily routine. Tracy and I have been fired up because of the changes we are making to our daily routine. It’s paying big dividends too. We are creating more margin for our lives as we become more disciplined with our time and finances. When you start to value time the clock becomes your ally. You’ll find yourself becoming very productive instead of wasting entire swaths of the day.
Whatever you do daily will determine the success or failure of your goals. If you fail in your goals it will be because of your daily routine. The truth is, everyone has the same amount of time. We all get 24 hours in the day. The question is, how will you use YOUR time? What is it that you are going to do that is going to distinguish you from the pack. What will you do to rise above the norm in mediocrity into the extraordinary life? You have to have discipline!
Coach is going to help you with this, but you have to get this point. Do you want to become a leader on your job or not? Do you want to create margin for your life? Do you want to live with divine order? Then you need to get serious about your daily routine. What will make you the leader and not the follower? Success or failure? Management of your time will be the catalyst for it.
Here are a couple points that will keep you on track with a discipline routine:
1. Devotion is THE priority.
Daily devotion is the bedrock of your walk with the Lord and the foundation for your success.
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. (Joshua 1:6-7 NLT)
The study and meditation on God’s word will lead to success. Without this in place, you will constantly be shifting and changing without ever seeing different results.
“I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the LORD says and how he will answer my complaint.” (Habakkuk 2:1 NLT) The watchtower is a place. You have to have a place where the conditions and the atmosphere is conducive to getting into the spirit of God and hearing from the Lord. THERE. Not anywhere. Daily devotion is where we hear from the Lord and receive His counsel. You have to understand that God wants to speak to you. He wants to give His spirit of counsel to you. But you have to get to a quiet place to hear it.
Today, in our daily readings in Mark 6, Jesus led the disciples to a quiet place so they could rejuvenate and rest up from a busy time of ministry. We are all busy. Where is your quiet place to rest and be alone with Jesus? Every day you need to climb to a vantage point in the Spirit and see what the Lord would say and show you concerning the vision at hand.
2. Refuse the inferior life of survival\crisis management
When time management is not your friend the clock is your enemy. It should be your friend. A life where you are always late and running out of time is a life lived in survival mode. Being late discredits your integrity. The clock should become your ally. Part of your integrity is being punctual. Punctuality is a side effect of time management and daily routine.
You can’t focus when you’re consistently in crisis management and survival mode. Nothing productive happens in survival or crisis management mode. Crisis can rule your schedule. If you do what you have to do you never do what you want to do. Choose through time management to do what you want to do instead of what I have to do. What you want to do will grow yourself. What I have to do will keep myself a float. I want to grow and expand. Therefore I need to have a discipline routine so I won’t manage crisis after crisis.
3. Time Management is the doorway to true success.
How you manage your time will probably be the most dominant factor in the achievement of your goals. Many fail to learn the basic principles of this all important arena.
Start big and work back. Time management works best in backward motion. Start with your priorities and schedule them first. Never give priority to unscheduled events. It is our nature to love distraction from the priorities that matter. Refuse the urge to divert attention to meaningless things and consistently choose that which matters most! It is so easy to spend so much time on social media. We have to stay focused and do the things that will help us to accomplish the vision that God is given us.
4. Power of the number 5
5 is the number of production. Five fold offices. Five fingers. Five work days. 5 things done 5 days a week will change everything! What 5 things will contribute most to the fulfillment of your vision? Be selective here but focus on five things that will help you and bless you and contribute to you succeeding in the goals that you’ve made this year.
Also, make sure you get rest and take care of your body. Evaluate your diet. Are you getting good nutrition? These things are vital to your overall well-being.
This is Coach getting you in the game. Thanks for reading.