Eliminate Time Wasters

• March 11, 2008 • Comments (1)

It’s mid-semester, and lots of projects and tests are coming due. Final exams and papers are not that far off, and I’m sure you feel the crunch coming.

With that in mind, we’re going to talk about reclaiming desperately needed time by eliminating the things that waste it.

The Enemy’s main strategy for people in ministry is to keep them too busy to do the important things. Remember Pharoah?

That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and foremen in charge of the people: “You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies.” (Exodus 5:6-9)

Unlike the Hebrews, we’re not usually victims of a slave driver (although you may think some of your professors may qualify…). Too often, we oppress ourselves by wastefully throwing hours away with a few notorious activities. If we can discipline ourselves to minimize or eliminate these time wasters, we can redeem and reclaim large quantities of time for useful purposes.

Here are the top six Seminary Time Wasters (follow the links):

#1: Procrastination

#2: The Internet

#3: Interruptions

#4: TV

#5: Disorganization

#6: Saying Yes to Everything

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Mark Warnock is the founder and General Editor of Seminary Survival Guide.com. He serves as Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Columbia, Illinois, and is a Ph.D student in Christian Philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is working with Ed Eubanks on a book on how to survive seminary.

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