Key Text: John 2:4-5
When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine. “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
The first Miracle that Jesus performs gives us an insight into the lifestyle of the Master. The response He gave to his mum was that of an organized person. He said “My hour has not yet come”. This implies that he works with a schedule. He knew what to do at every season of his life. He knew when to move and when to stay back; He knew when to perform miracles and when to hold back on signs and wonders; He understood what was to come next in his life and knew how to prepare for the next turn.
Very successful people usually have their activities laid out well ahead of time. They do not function based on what suddenly shows up in their life, they operate by schedule. These set of people handle emergencies very well and get more done with less “surprises”.
Scheduling helps you plan and make adequate preparations ahead of time. It helps you know whether or not you are making progress. Scheduling helps avoid anxieties and undue pressures. It keeps your key assignment right in front of you and causes you to function like the children of Issachar who “understood seasons and knew what Israel ought to do”
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Do you know what season you are in your life right now? Are you on track or are you running out of time? Can you say with near precision what you will be up to in the next two or twenty years of your life? If not, you’ve got to draw your schedule up immediately.
When do you plan to start your business? When will you complete that project? What is next after your degree? At what point would you hire your next staff? Do you know when next you are returning to school? When will you start or finish your book? Have you scheduled your retirement or are you waiting for it to just happen? God always work with schedules -“He makes all things beautiful in his time”
Commit to scheduling your day, your week, months and even years ahead, and begin to see progress in your life.
Prayer: Sweet Holy Spirit, help me know what to do per time. Grant me the discipline to work with your timing for my life.
You will succeed!