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Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest –Prov. 6:6-8
I’ve been doing a lot of reading on money and financial freedom from people like Thomas J. Stanley, Dave Ramsey, T Harv Eker and, Farrah Gray. One thing I hear a lot about in becoming a millionaire is time management. Millionaires know how to manage their time. No one has to tell them what needs to be done, they just do it. They are self-motivators with no needed supervision. I often ask people “If you were financially free, what would you do with your time?” Some say travel, others say “whatever I want!” But that is too broad of a statement. With that mentality, one can seriously hurt themself spiritually and physically without any restriction to do “whatever I want.”
I like the Proverbs 6:6-8 because the writer of proverbs says to “go to the ant” and observe her ways because they have no chief officer or ruler (or bosses). In other words they are self-motivators. Many jobs have managers or supervisors simply to keep the employees on time with deadlines and orders that need to be filled. Managers are to keep the employees in check because of the lack of time management on the employee’s part. If the manager takes a day off the employees tend to slack off and production is low. We are to work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men Col.3:23 I know you may not like your job, but if you want to have your own business and make money you have to master the art of time management. Sadly, some people need others to ride their coat tail in order for them to be productive.
See why most people won’t become millionaires? They need other people to manage them because if they were left on their own, the job wouldn’t get done. One could actually make more money if they were good time managers. If all the employees were good stewards of their time, the company wouldn’t need a manager and therefore split the manager pay amongst the employees. We have to be faithful over the few things before we are made ruler over many Matt. 25:23 Also, while we are working for others remember: If you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own? Luke 16:12
Business owners understand that time is money, maximizing their time. So the question is: do you want to be a millionaire? Do you manage your time well? Or are you too tired to work on your vision after getting off work?