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Fulfilling God’s plan for your life

28 January 2024 ‘Make sure you understand what the Master wants.’ Ephesians 5:17 MSG

To fulfil God’s plan for your life, you need to do these: 1) Map out your day. Plan your time and stick to your plan. Only one out of three people do that. One leadership expert says, ‘It’s…rare…that I get up in the morning wondering what I’ll be doing that day.’ He uses his time in the most efficient and effective way he can. That’s one reason why he’s ended up a leader, and an expert! 2) Keep first things first. Goethe said, ‘Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.’ Most of us don’t get to our most important tasks until mid-afternoon. We complete low-priority tasks first so we will have a sense of accomplishment. That’s not always the best strategy. And if you plan your day but don’t follow through, your results will be the same as those who don’t plan at all. As Dwight Eisenhower observed, ‘Taking first things first…often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.’ 3) Be focused but flexible. Expect the unexpected and learn to adapt. Conditions constantly change, and your ways of getting things done need to be flexible enough to adapt to shifting circumstances. 4) Learn to delegate. People tend to fall into two categories: clingers and dumpers. Clingers refuse to let go of anything they think is important, whether or not they’re the best person for the job. Their goal is perfection. Dumpers, on the other hand, are quick to off-load tasks without giving much thought to how well the job gets done. Their goal is to get it off their plate ASAP. Delegating well calls for being wise, secure in who you are, and generous towards others. It also means the job gets done right – and in the end, that’s what you want.

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