MacDonald’s Laws of Unmanaged Time

This is from the book Ordering your Private World by Gordon MacDonald.

There are Driven people and there are called people in his terminology. We have seen in a previous post what a driven person is like and how to recognize them in the comment section.

Don’t miss Called or Driven!

Unmanaged time flows toward my weaknesses

Unmanaged time comes under the influence of dominant people in my world.

Unmanaged time surrenders to the demands of all emergencies.

Unmanaged time gets invested in things that gain public acclamation.

Tips on managing time

I must know my rhythms of maximum effectiveness.

I must have thoughtful criteria for choosing how to use my time.

I manage time and command it best when I budget it far in advance.

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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