PREACHER: PASTOR SAM (NATIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMME)
TOPIC: TIME MANAGEMENT FOR ALL-ROUND SUCCESS.
TEXT: EPHESIANS 5:15-17, ECCLESIASTES 11:4-6, COLOSSIANS 4:5
Time management is a careful planning of time to ensure that no time is wasted on nothing or unnecessary things. Life itself is tied to time management because a wasted time is actually wasted. Either by doing the right thing at the wrong time, doing things that are of no value or not doing anything at all.
The bible says ‘’walk in wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time[Col 4:5].
We shall consider this message under the following sub-headings;
1. WAYS YOUTHS WASTE THEIR TIME EXPLAINED AND THE DANGER
So many young people who are aspiring to be great in life and to make it in all their professions did not see time management as part of the key tools to their success; as a result, they are busy wasting their dreams. Any type of success one may want to achieve in this life, be it in business, studies, career and spiritual life, time management should be the major priority to be considered.
But today, we found that young people has nothing to do with time, they feel they have all the time in their hands as a result, they go about getting themselves involved in things that will destroy them and dreams of their lives, such as playing cards, ludo, draft, staying late at night browsing the internet, watching home videos and social networking [2go, Facebook, whatsapp, twitter and so on], others, it is laziness; they love to sleep, talk and engage themselves in an unfavourable visitation with their friends, all these and many more are the things youths spend their precious time on, not minding the dangers ahead of their dreams and career.
THE DANGERS THAT WILL BEFALL SUCH YOUNG PEOPLE ARE:
i. Success will elude them.
ii. They will end up as mediocre.
iii. They will be surrounded with failures.
iv. They will not be able to reach their goal and dreams of life.
v. They end up in poverty and wretchedness.
vi. They will end up in disgrace, disappointment to their family, unborn children and disappointment to the nation and at large
Please take your time seriously, ‘’time na money’’ says the adage!
2. OUR APPLICATION AND BENEFIT
Having seen how the young people do waste their time and danger that will befall them, you have to avoid this calamity that befalls the unserious youths and guard yourselves with time management in order to pursue your career and goal.
Remember time will not come to you. No one owns the time.
You are the one who is to plan your time and give it the necessary attention. Avoid the things that will affect your time.
In planning your time, you should follow these guidelines:
1. Determine your essential daily activities.
2. Identify your priority working area.
3. Work out a time plan with specific time allotted to any activity.
4. Ensure that time is given to more difficult task.
Finally, as a student, you should have a timetable for your school work, both personal and general because time planning is what any serious minded student can do.
With these and many more, your future will be brightened and your goal will be achievable.