How is working life different?
God expects us to use our time wisely. Every person on earth has exactly 24 hours in a day — no matter their gifts, opportunities or position. What do you want to achieve in your first year out of uni? What activities do you need to prioritise to make sure you get there ? Once you have some ideas, you can start to organise your schedule to make time for them.
As a student you’ve had quite a bit of flexibility in how you use your time. As you take on a full-time job, that’s definitely going to change! Today’s a great opportunity to start thinking through what your schedule could be while working.
How can I manage my time well?
Good time management is about more than just getting things done. Rather, it’s about living lives that are pleasing to God, even in the mundane routines of everyday life.
“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV.)
Self control, which is a fruit of the Spirit, is essential to us living “wisely” rather than “foolishly”. Using a weekly schedule to plan when we’ll accomplish important tasks is a great way to exercise self control. If we don’t plan when something will get done, it’s not likely to happen on its own!