How to Have “More Time” for Ministry

How to Have More Time for Ministry National Association of Christian Ministers

National Association of Christian Ministers How to Series: Ministry #

By Michael Mooney, NACM Exec. Elder

Time is a very interesting aspect of the human experience. The best we can know, it began with the earth because the Bible says “in the beginning God created…” Therefore, it seems to follow that this beginning included time. Since then, humankind has been racing around the globe to measure the hours, days, years, etc. –our modern world now measures minutes and seconds. Yet somehow in the hustle of things, and with the advancements of time measurement abilities, we seem to think that we have less time than ever before.

Consider this powerful thought about the use of time:

The one thing that every person has in common with Jesus, Paul, Peter, Moses, George Washington, Bill Gates, even the world’s richest, most attractive, powerful, popular people, etc. is this:

Every person has the same amount of time everyday (24 hours) that these people had and those living still have. All of us have 24 hours a day. God has not given great people the advantage of more time, than He has granted anyone else. While some have been blessed with greater financial or influential benefits than others; no one has the benefit of even one more minute than another out of 24 hours a day.

What does this mean?

It means that we are all stewards of our time and the successful learn how to make the most of it.

Paul said:

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. (Col 4:5 ESV)

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Eph 5:15-16 ESV)

If we took these things to heart, who knows what may be accomplished in our ministries with the time that we already have! We do not need more time. To expect such is totally unreasonable. Rather, if we desire to know success and hope to be good stewards of all that God has given us, we must apply wisdom to the use of our time.


How to maximize your time for the greatest profit, Guthy-Ranker 1990.