Don’t Deny the Gospel: How Learning Time Management Can Be a Bad Thing

We get it wrong so often. I get it wrong so often.

As Christians, we lift up the gospel of Jesus Christ as the foundation that we build our lives upon. We sing hymns, we read books, and we witness to others.

Then we start reading a blog about time management and unwittingly throw the gospel right out the window.

Our Real Inner Thoughts

Why do we become interested in managing our time in the first place?

Think back to the first time you meandered through your local bookstore and were drawn to that new bestseller on personal productivity. Or what about the first time you sat in front of Google, typed time management, and clicked on Search. What was going through your mind?

Maybe you were like I was: wanting to accomplish more and to do great things. Maybe you were like my wife was: wanting to reduce stress and to stop feeling inadequate. Maybe you wanted to pursue a balanced life. Maybe you wanted to please God and serve Him out of gratitude.

But we may not realize that much of that thinking goes against the gospel.

Before we go head first into article after article on productivity, let’s take a moment to step back and really take a Christ-focused view of our time.

Don’t Deny the Gospel is a five-part series examining our motivations and our actions in time management – and how they line up with what the Bible teaches us about the gospel.

Part 1: (Introduction) Don’t Deny the Gospel: How Learning Time Management Can Be a Bad Thing

Part 2: Don’t Deny the Gospel: How Wanting to Reduce Stress Can Be a Bad Thing

Part 3: Don’t Deny the Gospel: How Wanting to Accomplish More Can Be a Bad Thing

Part 4: Don’t Deny the Gospel: How Wanting to Serve God Can Be a Bad Thing

Part 5: Don’t Deny the Gospel: How Good Things Can Happen

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