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From my Connection Group Notes this week:

Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

-The number of days we will be on this earth is not infinite. It is not a limitless resource.
-You can get more money, but you cannot go get more time.

Ephesians 5:15-17
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

• Being wise with our time means making the best use of our time that we can.
o A budget is just pre-deciding where your money goes.
o This allows you to say yes to the right things and no to the wrong things.
o A schedule is the same thing. You need a schedule

Here is how to get started with on purpose scheduling:

1. Get a tool/system.
These may include:
• Calendar
• To-Do Lists
• A place to write your commitments down.
• Templates/Checklists.

2. Schedule time to think and review.
• I suggest weekly and daily.
• For me, Friday afternoons works as weekly.
• For me, looking at the next day’s schedule right before bed saves me all kinds of time the next day.

3. Prioritize
• What should come first?

4. Inventory.
• If you’ve never done this before, you may just want to start out by writing down what you do every day.

5. Evaluate.
• Where did you waste time?
• Where did you use your time well?
• How could you use your time better?
• Did your schedule match your priorities?

6. Eliminate.
• Once you begin to see an inventory of your time, you’ll begin to see what needs to get eliminated in order to match your priorities and values.

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