One of the last keys to managing our money is understanding the operation of the seed principle. God gave us seed so the potential for growth and increase would be available to His children. That means the first thing we must do is correctly identify exactly what seed is.
In Mark chapter 4, Jesus gives us the parable of the sower, and in verses 13–14, He says, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word” (NKJV). Later in verse twenty, Jesus mentions the fruit or the increase that comes from the seed sown. In these passages, God is saying at least two things. First, He says that understanding the concept of sowing and reaping is a key element in understanding all parables. Secondly, He gives us a very clear definition of seed. He says the sower soweth the Word. In other words, the Word of God is the seed. We see also in verse 15 that spiritual ground is the human heart. Read More…
Stephen Covey once said, “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.”
So many people let time slip by them without a purpose or plan behind how they have spent it, yet God tells us in His Word that we are to redeem the time we have been given. In my last magazine article, I shared with you three keys to the first stage in time management. Now I want to show you the second phase: implementation.
Once you have a well-prioritized plan, you must implement it. The first major contributor to successful implementation is to be single-minded in your pursuit of it. You can’t allow yourself to be distracted. You need to be absolutely determined to accomplish that which you have planned to do and allow no interruptions or detours to get you off course. As James 1:8 says, “A double minded man is unstable in all of his ways.”
Double mindedness produces instability. It’s impossible to hold your course and fulfill God’s plan for your life when you are in a condition of instability. You must remain single-minded.
For many of us, staying focused in the midst of the distractions that bombard us every day is a big challenge. You need to recognize distractions for what they are: they are interruptions with the potential to get you off course. Read More…