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 and promises increase in productivity (Proverbs 6:6; 12:24, 14:23). The apostles knew of these principles and by their example, taught 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 who 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. To help increase your productivity, plan on doing all that you can possibly do and claim God’s strength to help you persevere in your work. “The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills” (Habakkuk 3:19).
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 aid 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 our minds and gives us a new wise attitude. “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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