Many people experience lack of productivity during their lives. We are on this earth for a short time, and we must utilize our time wisely. The Bible has many verses that encourages productivity (Proverbs 6:6; 12:24, 14:23). The apostles knew of these principles and by their example, put forth the importance of being active and productive saying, “we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10).
God has told us that he that is faithful in that which is little will be faithful in that which is much (Luke 16:10), this includes our time, our talents, and our energy. What you can do to change this is submit to the Lord, give this matter into His hands and claim His promises to help you. “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights” (Habakkuk 3:19 NIV).
Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13), but it is going to take some decided effort on your part. When you feel weak, ask the Lord to help you, and He will (Matthew 7:7). It’s not too late to redeem the time that has been lost or opportunities wasted, God can change us. “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17).
By setting goals for yourself in the process, you will be able to pace yourself accordingly and by following these goals, you will be encouraged to see how much you can accomplish. The important thing to remember is not to get discouraged, if you fail, then get up and try again (Philippians 3:13). The Lord will strengthen you and increase your productivity. To receive the daily strength you need, start each day with a prayer and devotion for Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
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