The last three weeks we talked about our time Gobblers, the Programming Pac-man, the Meeting Miser, and the Interruption Immobilizer. What is a time Gobbler, you ask? They are the things that leave you feeling disappointed each week with the amount of
time you actually gave to doing the things that are important to you and your ministry. Now on to our last Gobbler!
Gobbler #4 The Plan-less Paralyzer
This may seem extremely basic, but you have to have a plan
of action for your week. If you begin your week without a plan, you might as well be jumping into a den of hungry lions with a steak tied around your neck. Either way, you’re in trouble.
Know what you want to accomplish and set out to make it happen. Some people like “to do lists”, others like to set a schedule for their
week so they are able to keep track of when they are supposed to be in a meeting or in the office. Do what works best for you.
It might take an hour of your week to get your plan down, but the benefits will be ten-fold. Take charge of your week by stopping the
Gobblers before they attack. Don’t allow them to keep you from doing what God has called you to do, ministering to the kids and families He has brought to your church.