第三课(lesson 3) 管理神所赐的时间

第三课(lesson #3) 管理神所赐的时间 分类:基督徒管家 Christian Stewardship 作者:维特牧师 Pastor James Witt 点击数:2608 LIFE WITH OUR LORD 与主同活 Managing God’s Gift Of Time 管理神所赐的时间 Lesson 3 第三课 Goal: To learn how to better manage all of life for God’s glory, the benefit of others, and our personal blessing through the effective and efficient use of time. 目标:为神的荣耀、他人的益处和我们个人的福祉,通过既有成效又有功效地使用时间,来学习如何更好的管理生命中的一切。 Prayer: Dear Lord of our life, we come to ask You for Your help with one of our greatest challenges. Make us more aware of the importance of Your priceless gifts of time and life. Move us to appreciate more fully and to use more effectively the precious period of opportunity You provide to fulfill Your grand purposes. Grant us faithfulness and strength to be good managers of life for You. We ask this because You are our Savior and Lord, the One who managed His life perfectly for us. Amen. 祷告:我们生命的主,我们来到你面前祈求你的帮助我们所面对的最大挑战。求你使我们明白你所赐的宝贵礼物——时间与生命的重要。求你感动我们更珍惜并且更有效的使用这一段你所赐的宝贵机会,好成就你的伟大目标。求你赐给我们忠心和力量好使我们成为你生命的好管家。我们如此请求是因为你是我们的救赎者和主,你曾为我们完美的管理好生命。阿门。 I. What God Teaches Us About Time And Life 神教导了我们哪些关于时间和生命的真理 A. The two main words for “time” in the New Testament are the words χρόνος (chronos) and καιρὸς (kairos). χρόνος (chronos) emphasizes that time is a measured period during which something exits and highlights the quantity or the amount of time. καιρὸς (kairos) emphasizes that time is a period of opportunity in which things must or can occur and highlights the quality or the possible uses and benefits of time. 在新约圣经中两个主要表示时间的词是χρόνος (chronos) 和 καιρὸς (kairos)。χρόνος (chronos)着重于事物所存在的一段可衡量的时期,强调时间的数量或数目。καιρὸς (kairos)着重于事物发生的一个时机,强调时间质量或者说对时间的利用或果效。 John 9:4 - As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 约翰福音9:4 - 趁着白日,我们必须做那差我来者的工;黑夜将到,就没有人能做工了。 John 19:30 - When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. 约翰福音9:30 - 耶稣尝了那醋,就说:「成了!」便低下头,将灵魂交付神了。

  1. Our Lord Jesus Himself lived with the belief that time is a “precious, God-given period of opportunity for people to fulfill God’s purposes for their lives.” He faithfully carried out God’s will and completed His work of earning forgiveness and salvation for all. 我们的主耶稣自己生活的信念认为时间是“宝贵的,神所赐给人的时期或机会,用以成就神对人生命的旨意。”祂信实的成就了神的旨意,完成了祂所做的——为所有人赢得赦免和救恩的工作。
  2. As Christ’s steward-disciples and motivated by His self-giving love for us, we are to adopt this same view of time and strive to be faithful in accomplishing God’s will for us. 作为基督的管家-门徒并且被祂对我们无私的爱所驱使,我们选定与之相同的时间观念。并且努力要信实的成就神对我们的旨意。 Genesis 1:3-5 - 3) God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day." 创世纪1:3-5 - 3神说:「要有光」,就有了光。4神看光是好的,就把光暗分开了。5神称光为「昼」,称暗为「夜」。有晚上,有早晨,这是头一日。 B. God created time as He began His work of creating all things. God is the Creator and Owner of time. 神在创造万物之始即创造了时间。神是时间的创造者和主人。 Job 10:12 - You (God) gave me life and showed me kindness, and in Your providence watched over my spirit. 约伯记10:12 - 你将生命和慈爱赐给我;你也眷顾保全我的心灵。 C. God gives us our life and the time it contains out of His love and concern for us. 出于祂对我们的爱和关心,神赐予了我们生命和生命中所包含的时间 Psalm 90:10 - The length of our days is seventy years - or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. 诗篇90:10 - 我们一生的年日是七十岁,若是强壮可到八十岁;但其中所矜夸的不过是劳苦愁烦,转眼成空,我们便如飞而去。 D. The time of life that God gives us is limited and passes quickly. 神赐与我们生命中的时间是有限的并且会很快的消逝。 “Dawn does not come twice to wake a person.” - Arabian proverb -“清晨从不出现两次来叫醒人”- 阿拉伯谚语 “Tempus fugit” - Latin proverb that means “time flies.” -“Tempus fugit" - 拉丁箴言意为“时光飞逝。” Ephesians 5:15-16 - 15) Be very careful then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, 16) making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil 以弗所书5:15-16 15 你们要谨慎行事,不要像愚昧人,当像智慧人。16 要爱惜光阴,因为现今的世代邪恶。 Psalm 90:12 - Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. 诗篇90:12 - 求你指教我们怎样数算自己的日子,好叫我们得着智慧的心。 E. As steward-disciples, God expects us to be wise and make the best possible use of the limited, precious gift of time. 作为管家仆人,神期盼我们要有智慧并且要尽可能的来好好使用这个有效、宝贵的时间礼物。
  3. “What is the hardest thing for a person to do? To use time well.” - Chilo (Greek philosopher) “对人来说最困难的事是什么?”善用时间 - 契罗(希腊哲学家)
  4. “When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” (The Bible Friend) “你杀死时间的时候,要记得它无法复活”(圣经之友)
  5. Time cannot be stopped. It must be spent. Spend it wisely. 时间从不停止。它必须被花费。要有智慧的使用。
  6. “I count that hour lost in which I have done no good by pen or tongue.” (Dr. Martin Luther) “当我没有用笔或口做好的事情时,我都把这段时间看作是浪费了的”(马丁路德博士) Isaiah 55:6-7 - 6) Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon." 以赛亚书55:6-7 6当趁耶和华可寻找的时候寻找他,相近的时候求告他。7恶人当离弃自己的道路;不义的人当除掉自己的意念。归向耶和华,耶和华就必怜恤他;当归向我们的 神,因为 神必广行赦免。 1 Timothy 2:3-6a - 3) This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4) who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5) For there is one God and one mediator between God and people, the man Christ Jesus, 6) who gave Himself as a ransom for all people. 提摩太前书2:3-6a - 3 这是好的,在 神我们救主面前可蒙悦纳。4 他愿意万人 得救,明白真道。5 因为只有一位 神,在 神和人中间,只有一位中保,乃是降世为人的基督耶稣;6 他舍自己作万人的赎价。 F. The first and most essential use of time for any one is to be saved from his/her sins through faith in the ransoming, pardoning work of Jesus Christ. 对任何人来说对时间第一要紧的使用就是藉着相信耶稣基督的救赎赦免之功得以从他/她的罪中得救。 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 - 14)For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15) And He died for all that those who live should not longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. 哥林多后书5:14-15 14原来基督的爱激励我们;因我们想,一人既替众人死,众人就都死了;15并且他替众人死,是叫那些活着的人不再为自己活,乃为替他们死而复活的主活。 1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him, who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. 彼得前书2:9 惟有你们是被拣选的族类,是有君尊的祭司,是圣洁的国度,是属 神的子民,要叫你们宣扬那召你们出黑暗入奇妙光明者的美德。 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 哥林多前书10:31 所以,你们或吃或喝,无论做什么,都要为荣耀 神而行。 G. The great purpose of the Christian steward-disciple’s time and life is to glorify God. 基督徒管家-门徒的时间和生命的最大目标是能荣耀神。 1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves full to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 哥林多前书15:58 - 所以,我亲爱的弟兄们,你们务要坚固,不可摇动,常常竭力多做主工;因为知道,你们的劳苦在主里面不是徒然的。 Matthew 28:19-20a - 19) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. 马太福音28:19-20a 19所以,你们要去,使万民作我的门徒,奉父、子、圣灵的名给他们施洗。20凡我所吩咐你们的,都教训他们遵守,我就常与你们同在,直到世界的末了。」 H. Christian steward-disciples are to make the disciple-making work of their Lord a priority for the use of their time. 基督徒管家-门徒使用时间时需要优先考虑主的门徒训练工作
  7. “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” “度过一生最佳的方式是将一生用于做比其更恒久的事上”
  8. Our Lord wants us to put our life to the greatest possible use, to spend it for something with eternal significance: the making of Christian disciples. 我们的主希望我们能最佳的使用自己生命,将之用在有永恒意义的事上:训练基督门徒。
  9. “There are just three things we can do with life: We can hoard it, squander it, or invest it. The Christian steward-disciple has settled the matter in his/her own heart and mind. He/she says: ‘I want my life to count for God. While I pass through this world I want to do as much as possible for the greatest cause on earth. I am highly resolved, God helping me, to invest my time, my talents, my treasures, in the greatest cause known, the kingdom of God.'” “我们只有三种方式来对待生命:埋藏、挥霍或是投资。基督徒门徒-管家在他/她的心里已有定意。他/她如此说:‘我愿我的生命对神有价值。当我在这个世界活着的时候我想为这个目标尽力去做。我下定决心,求神帮助我,将我的时间,我的才能,我的财富投资在这个目标上——神的国’” Ecclesiastes 3:1 - There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. 传道书3:1 - 凡事都有定期, 天下万务都有定时。 I. God gives us enough time to accomplish His will for our lives. 神赐给我们足够的时间来完成祂对我们生命的旨意。
  10. “We always have enough time, if we use it correctly.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) “我们总有足够的时间,如果我们能正确的使用它们的话”(约翰·沃尔夫冈·歌德)
  11. “There are enough hours in each day for us to fulfill God’s perfect, particular plan for our lives. We never need more time than we have to accomplish God’s will for us.” (The Bible Leadership Letter) “我们每一天都有足够的时间可以成就神为我们的生活所有的完全、特定的计划。我们已有的时间已经足够,并不需要更多的时间来完成神对我们的旨意”
  12. “A person must recognize that he/she does have the time to do all that the Lord expects. Everyone has the same amount of time - 24 hours a day. We all receive the same time pie daily; the differences among people lie in how they slice it. God’s expectations for any day are reasonable. They may be hard, but they are achievable.” “人必须认识到他/她确实有时间来做神所期盼的事。每个人都有同样的事件-一天24小时。我们每天都得到同样份数的时间;人们的不同在于他们怎样来切分。神对每天的的期许都是合理的。可能困难但都是可以做得到的” Proverbs 14:15b - A prudent man gives thought to his steps. 箴言14:15b - 通达人步步谨慎。 Proverbs 16:3 - Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. 箴言16:3 - 你所做的,要交托耶和华,你所谋的,就必成立。 J. Christ’s steward-disciples think about and plan for the future and entrust those plans to God for His approval and blessing. 基督的管家-门徒思想并计划未来并将这些计划交托给神,求祂来许可和祝福。 Proverbs 16:9 - In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. 箴言16:9 - 人心筹算自己的道路;惟耶和华指引他的脚步。 Proverbs 16:4 - The Lord works out everything for His own ends, even the wicked for a day of disaster. 箴言16:4 - 耶和华所造的,各适其用;就是恶人也为祸患的日子所造。 Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. 罗马书8:28 - 我们晓得万事都互相效力,叫爱 神的人得益处,就是按他旨意被召的人。 K. God is ultimately in charge of our lives. He directs all things and is always working to accomplish His good purposes in and through our lives. 归根结底神掌管我们的生命。祂引导万事并总使祂的美好旨意成就在我们的生命中、活在我们的生命中。 II. A Masterplan For Managing Time And Life 用于管理时间和生活的规划 A. The Need For Planning The Use Of The Time Of Our Life 对使用我们生活中的时间做计划的需要
  13. “The management of our time should be a high priority for us. Without some planning, our time will waste away without purpose and drain away without accomplishment.” (C. Neil Strait) “对我们来说时间的管理应该是优先考虑的。如果没有计划,我们的时间会被无目的的浪费和毫无所成的流逝”(C. Neil Strait)
  14. “Your life cannot go according to plan, if you have no plan.” “如果你没有计划,你的生活就无法进展有序”
  15. “Fail to plan and you may be planning to fail.” “如果失于计划,即是在计划失败” B. Elements Of A Masterplan 规划的要素
  16. Prepare A Personal Mission Statement 准备好一份个人使命说明
  17. Set Worthy Goals 设定有价值的目标
  18. Establish Essential Priorities 设立基本的次序
  19. Develop Effective Strategies 形成有效的策略
  20. Carry Out Your Plans In Life 在生活中执行你的计划 C. A Christian’s Personal Mission Statement 基督徒的个人使命说明
  21. A Christian mission statement is a declaration of what a disciple of Jesus Christ believes to be the reason(s) for his/her life. 基督徒的使命说明是一份关于耶稣基督的门徒所相信的关于他/她生活的动机的声明
  22. A mission statement includes purposes, which are the overarching aims and directions for life. 一份使命说明包含目的,即为首要目标和生活方向。
  23. The person without purpose is like a ship without a navigation system. 没有目的的人就像是一艘没有导航系统的船。
  24. Sample mission statement: “As a believer, who has been saved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ, I live to serve and glorify my God by seeking to grow in biblical faith and godly love, by helping others become disciples of Christ, and by lovingly leading my family to follow God’s will.” 使命说明范例:“作为一个因神的恩典,在耶稣基督里得救的信徒,我活着是要藉着寻求在合乎圣经的信仰及爱心上的增长,藉着帮助别人成为基督的门徒,藉着有爱的带领我的全家来跟随神的意志,来服事并荣耀我的神,”
  25. Personal Mission Statement Planning 个人使命说明计划 Based on my present knowledge of God’s will for my life, the primary reasons for which I live are: 按照我现在所认识到的神对我的生活的旨意,我现在主要的生活动机是: a. b. c.
  26. Assignment: In 50-150 words, write out your own Personal Mission Statement 作业:用50-150个字写出你的个人使命说明 D. Set Worthy Goals 设定有价值的目标
  27. Goals are statements of what a person believes he/she can be and do in the future to fulfill a life purpose. 目标是声明关于一个人所相信他/她能够在将来为了成就一个生活的目的而能成或能做的事物。
  28. “Goals are necessary to direct and motivate us. They are essential to help us truly live.” “目标对于指导和推动我们来说非常重要。它们对于帮助我们真实的生活是至关重要的”
  29. “Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.” (Elbert Hubbard) “很多人在生活中失败,并不是由于缺乏能力或大脑或者甚至是勇气,而是仅仅因为他们从未把他们的精力有效的放在一个目标上。”(阿尔伯特·哈伯德)
  30. The best goals are SMART = Specific, Measurable, Agreed To, Realistic, Timed. 最好的目标是SMART=S明确,可测,一致,现实,定期的 Bad Example: I will study the Bible. 不好的例子:我要学习圣经 Good Example: I will read the 31 chapters of the Book of Proverbs and a commentary on the Book of Proverbs and make personal study notes on them during the 31 days of December of this year. 好例子:在今年12月的31天中,我要读31章箴言书以及一本箴言书的解经书,并且要对其做个人学习笔记。
  31. Guidance for discovering God’s will in specific situations from George Mueller 乔治·慕勒的关于在特定的情形下探求上帝旨意的指导。 a. “I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter. 90% of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do God’s will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually just a little way to the knowledge of what His will is.” “我在起初的时候力图使自己保持在对相关的事件上没有私心的状态。当我们的心预备好行神的旨意的时候90%的困难就已经克服了。当一个人真的在此状态下时,通常就离明白神的旨意是什么不远了。” b. “Having done this, I do not leave the result to my feelings or simple impressions I receive. If I would do this, I make myself vulnerable to great delusions. I seek the will of the Spirit of God through or in connection with the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without God’s Word, I make myself open to great delusions also.” “在这样做之后,我不需要将结果依赖于我的感觉或仅仅是我的感受。如果我这样做的话,我就使自己落在自己的幻觉中了。我藉着神的话语或在神的话语之中寻求圣灵的旨意。圣灵和神的话必须相结合。如果我离开神的话去寻求圣灵,我就同样使自己容易受幻觉的影响了” c. “Next, I take into account providential circumstances that God has arranged. These more clearly indicate God’s will in connection with His Word and Spirit.” “接着,我考察神所安排的景况。联系到神的话语和圣灵后这些事会更清楚的显明神的旨意” d. “Then, I ask God in prayer to reveal His will to me correctly.” “然后,我在祷告中求神将祂的旨意正确的显明给我” e. “So, through prayer, the study of the Word and reflection, I come to a deliberate decision according to the best of my ability and knowledge. If my mind is at peace and continues so after two or three more prayer requests, I proceed according to my decision. In both minor matters and in activities of the greatest significance, I have found this method always to be effective.” “因此,藉着祷告,查考圣经和深思,我就按照我最好的能力和知识来得出一个审慎的决定。如果我的心里平安并且在两到三次祷告之后仍是这样的话,我就根据我的决定来采取行动。无论大事小事,我发现这种方法都是有效的。”
  32. Goals are generally a) Short-Range (Within the next year) 目标通常为a)短期的(不超过明年) b) Medium-Range (Between 1-3 years) 中期的(1-3年之间) c) Long-Range (Between 3 years and the end of life) 长期的(3年以后到生命终点)
  33. Goal Planning (Develop a list of possible goals to achieve) 目标计划(做出一个可能达到的目标的列表) Based on my present understanding of God’s will for my life, the following are the major goals I believe are important for me to achieve to fulfill my life purposes: 根据我现今对神对我生活的旨意的理解,为实现我的生活目的,我相信完成下述目标是非常重要的: Within My Lifetime 在我一生之中 In The Next Three Years 在今后三年中 In The Next Year 在明年里 E. Establish Priorities 设立优先次序
  34. We strive to determine which goals are most important for us to pursue. 我们努力决定哪些目标对于我们来说是最紧要去追求的。
  35. Setting priorities is the effort of selecting, not just what is good or better for us as Christian steward-disciples, but what is best. 设定优先次序是挑选的工作,不仅仅是选对于基督徒管家-门徒来说较好的事物而是选出什么是最好的。
  36. Priority areas for the use of time: 关于使用时间方面的优先次序事项 a. Time for God and spiritual growth (Worship, Bible study, prayer) 用于神和灵命成长的时间(敬拜,圣经学习,祷告) b. Time for family (Caring, sharing, training, encouraging, celebrating) 用于家庭的时间(关怀,分享,训练,鼓励,庆祝) c. Time for others (Caring, serving) 用于其他人的时间(关怀,服事) d. Time for self (Personal growth, renewal, recreation, health, ) 用于个人的时间(个人成长,更新,消遣,健康) e. Time for God’s work (witnessing, making disciples, serving) 用于神的工作的时间(见证,训练门徒,服事) f. Time for Christian vocation (one’s God given calling in life) 用于基督徒职业的时间(神对人生活中的呼召) g. Time for Planning (reviewing, replanning) 用于计划的时间(回顾,重新计划)
  37. The A-B-C method of prioritizing 设立优先次序的A-B-C法则 a. A = Very Important, must be done A=非常重要,必须完成 b. B = Rather Important, should be done B=比较重要,应该完成 c. C = Not So Important, could be done C=不很重要,可以完成
  38. Revise And Prioritize Your Goals 修订并对你的目标设立优先次序 Assignment: 作业:
  1. Review the possible goals you developed in Section D, Number 6 and revise them to take into account the priority areas mentioned in Section E, Number 3. 回顾你在D部分第6点中做出的可能目标,并按照E部分第3点的内容对其进行修订。
  2. After you have revised your list, use the A-B-C method to prioritize the goals you set in Section D, Number 6. 在修订完你的列表之后,使用A-B-C法则来对D部分第6点中做出的目标设定优先次序。 F. Develop Strategies 形成有效的策略
  1. Strategies are plans to determine the best ways to reach goals. While goal planning focuses on the best things to do (effectiveness), strategic planning focuses on the best way to do it (efficiency). 策略是计划出最好的达到目标的方式。对目标的计划关注于什么是最应该做的事(成效),对策略的计划关注于做事情的最佳方式(功效)。
  2. “The shortest distance from where you are to the place where you would like to be is a plan.” “从你所在之地到你想要去的地方之间最短的距离是计划”
  3. “One of the best ways to save time is to think and plan ahead. Five minutes of thinking can often save an hour of effort.” - Charles Gibbons “最好的节省时间的办法之一就是思考并计划在先。五分钟的思考时间通常可以节约一个小时的努力”——Charles Gibbons
  4. A way to strategize 指定策略的方法 a. Identify (write out) your goal. 明晰(写下)你的目标。 b. Describe your situation (or problem that needs solving) 说明你的状况(或需要解决的问题) c. List “Forces Helping” and “Forces Hindering” you 列出你的“助力”和“阻力” d. List specific steps you can take to reach your goal. 列出为达成目标可采取的特定步骤。 e. Order/group the steps logically 按逻辑将步骤排序/分组 f. Ask pointed questions: “Is this practical?” and “Can I do this a better way?” 提出一些尖锐的问题:“这样可行吗?”和“我可以用更好的方式来做这件事吗?” g. Reword and refine the strategy as needed. 按着需要重写或改进策略。
  5. Assignment: Develop a strategy for one of the Medium-Range goals you set in Section D, Number 6. 作业:为在D部分的第六点钟的中期计划制定出一个策略。 a. My Goal is: 我的目标是: b. My current situation in regard to my goal is: 对于我的目标而言,我现在的状况是: c. The things that are helping me toward reaching my goal are: 能够帮助我达成目标的事情有: d. The things that are hindering me from reaching my goal are: 会阻止我达成目标的事情有: e. There are the steps I need to take to achieve my goal: 以下是未达成我的目标需要采取的步骤: f. The most orderly way to achieve my goals is to do these things in this order: 为达成我的目标所需要做的事情的最佳次序是: g. Is my plan to reach my goal good or do I need to rework it? 我对达成目标的计划是否令人满意或者我是否需要再做修订? h. Here is my refined plan to achieve my goal: 我对达成目标的修订过的计划如下:
  6. To Do Lists 待办事件列表 a. List the things you need to do today (tomorrow). 列出你今天(明天)需要做的事情。 b. Prioritize the things you need to do in order of importance. 按照重要性的不同来为你需要做的事情制定出优先次序。 c. Order/group the highest priorities logically. 按逻辑排列/分组出最紧要的条目。 d. Accomplish the highest priority item first. 首先完成最紧要的条目。 e. Revise the list as you finish tasks or get new ones. 完成工作了修改列表或者做出一个新的列表。 G. Carry Out Your Plans In Life 在生活中执行你的计划
  7. Start working toward your goals according to your strategies. 按照你的策略来开始向你的目标前行。
  8. Use a daily and weekly schedule to make sure that you reserve time to work toward your goals. 使用每日或每周行事历来确保你预留出为达到目标而需要的工作时间。
  9. Evaluate your life periodically. Life can easily get off target unless we take the time to reflect on the paths we are taking. 定期的评估你的生活。我们若非花时间来对我们所走的路进行思考,生活很容易就会偏离目标。
  10. “Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining armor has ended up just getting along. He/she lost sight of the path and let the horse get tired and the armor get rusty.” “很多起初穿着闪亮的盔甲要征服世界的人,结果落得平凡度日罢了。他/她失迷了路、人困马乏,盔甲也变得锈迹斑斑。”
  11. “If we do not take time to plan our days, someone or something will plan them for us.” “如果我们不花时间计划自己的日子,总有人或事会替我们计划。” III. Helpful Thoughts For Better Time And Life Management 有助于我们更好的管理时间和生活的观点 A. Try to enjoy whatever you must do. “It is not doing the things we like to do, but liking the things we have to do, that makes life blessed.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 试着享受任何你必须要做的事。“不是做我们想做的事,而是喜欢上我们必须做的事,这才使生命得以蒙福。”——约翰·沃尔夫冈·歌德 B. Identify the “time wasters” (ex. television, computer, internet, indecision, procrastination, etc.) in your life and reduce/eliminate their impact on your life. 找到你生活中的“时间杀手”(比如:电视,电脑,网络,优柔寡断,拖延等等)并且减少/杜绝它们对你的生活的影响。 C. Strive to be both effective (doing the right things) and efficient (doing things the right way). 努力做到即有成效(做正确的事)又有功效(用最佳方式做事情) D. Remind yourself: “There is always enough time for the important things God wants me to do. If it is truly important, God will provide enough time to do it.” 提醒你自己:“对于神想要我做的重要的事总有足够的时间。如果真的很重要,神会给予足够的时间来处理。” E. Write down the important objectives and goals of your life and review them daily. 写下你生活中的重要事物和目标并且每天都回顾之。 F. Keep a list of specific items to be done each day, arrange them in priority (and strategically wise) order, and then do your best to get the important ones done as soon as possible. (Ordered To Do List) 列出每天都要做的特定事项,按照优先次序(以明智的策略)来安排它们,然后尽你最大可能尽快的把重要事项完成(有序的待办事项) G. Think before acting. Work “smarter” rather than “harder.” 先思考后行动。“聪明的”工作而不是“费力的”工作 H. Manage by exception. Ask yourself, “Do I absolutely have to do this item?” If the answer is “No,” don’t do it. 异常处理。自问,“我是否必须做这件事?”如果回答是“否”,就不要做这件事。 I. If you seem to procrastinate, ask yourself: “What am I avoiding?” Then try to confront the matter head on. Saint Augustine’s words may help: “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” 如果你有拖延的倾向,自问“我在逃避什么?”然后试着直面摆在面前的事实。圣奥古斯丁的话可能有帮助;“神已经应许要赦免你的悔改,但祂没有应许你明天拖延。” J. Use the 80/20 rule (The Pareto Principle). “If all the items are arranged in order of value, 80% of the value would come from only 20% of the items, while the remaining 20% of the value would come from 80% of the items. 使用80/20法则(帕雷托法则)。“如果将所有事项按照价值排序,那么80%的价值将出自20%的事项,同时其余的20%价值将出自剩下的80%事项。” K. Cut off clearly non-productive activities as quickly as possible. (Banging your head against a wall does feel better when you stop.) 尽可能尽快的完全断绝没有生产力的行为。(当你不停的用头撞墙时,赶紧停下来会感觉好些) L. Write things down that you need to remember. When things are committed to writing, our minds are free to pursue more creative activities. 写下你需要记住的事。一旦写下来,我们的思想就更自由的进行创新的活动。 M. Draw on responsible, capable, supportive people to help you with some of your tasks. 带动有尽责,有能力的,热心帮助的人来帮助你完成你的部分工作。 N. Have a place for everything so little time is lost looking for things. 归置好每样东西,好使你不把时间浪费在找东西上。 O. Learn from your mistakes. Do not be paralyzed by them. “The person who does not learn by his/her mistakes turns away from his/her best teacher.” 从失败中吸取教训。不要对它们无动于衷。“不从失败中吸取教训的人是在远离他/她最好的老师”。 P. Continue to ask yourself: “What is the best use of my time right now?” 不断的问自己:“现今怎样才能最好的利用我的时间?” Q. Set reasonable deadlines for yourself and stick to them. 为你自己设定合理的截止日期并且遵守。 R. Concentrate on only one key thing at a time. 一次集中精力在一件重要的事上。 S. To avoid over-commitment, learn to say “No” to matters of lesser importance. 为避免过度承诺,学会对不重要的事物说“不” T. Do something each day to advance your major goals. “Fifteen minutes a day, devoted to one definite study, will make one an expert over time.” 每天都为你的主要目标而努力/“每天十五分钟,用来做一件明确的学习,终将使人成为一个专家。” U. Look for creative ways to use the little snatches of free time we all have during the day. “We either master our minutes, or we become slaves to them. We either use our time or our time uses us.” - William Ward 寻找创造性的方法来使用我们一天中空闲的每一分钟。“我们或是掌管我们的时光或是成为它们的奴仆。我们或是使用我们的时光或是让我们的时光来使用我们。” ——William Ward V. Work toward having and maintaining a wholesome balance to your life. 在工作中保持一个对生活的全面平衡。 W. Try doing the hardest thing you have to do each day first. It can make the rest of your day seem like a breeze. (The approach has been called “Being Serious From The Start”) 尝试在每天首先做最困难的事。这将使你余下的一天都轻而易举。(这种方式被称为“从开始就认真对待”) X. Plan the way you want to use your “family” and “personal” time. 为你想要的“家庭”和“个人”时间做计划。 Y. Begin your day with Bible reading/study and prayer to receive God’s comfort, instruction, encouragement and strength to face the challenges of the day. 以读经/查经和祷告来作为一天的起始,从而得到神的安慰、指教、鼓励和力量来面对一天的挑战。 Z. Start each day with a reminder of the great value of time. 每天开始时都提醒自己时间的宝贵。
  12. “Only one life, it will soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ will last.” “人只有一生,且将很快逝去; 唯有为基督所做的才能长存。”
  13. “We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one short hour before the sunset in which to win them.” -Robert Moffatt “我们将有永生来庆祝我们的得胜,但我们仅有在落日之前那短短的一刻来赢的胜利。”
  14. “He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but a fool forever.” “照顾今生的需要,而不顾永生的人,是聪明一时,糊涂一世”
  15. “No trifling in this life of mine;Not this the path the Master trod;But every hour and power employed In thankful service to my God. “我今生不做无聊的事,这不是我主所走的路;每份时间和力量都用于向神的感恩服事中”
  16. This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or grow in its light and be of service to Christ and others. What I do with this day is important because I have exchanged a day of my earthly life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. May I not regret what I have done with it. 这将是新一天的起始,神把这一天赐给我来自由使用。我可以浪费它或是用此时光来服事基督和他人。我如何来使用这一天的重要性在于我已经为之付出了地上生命的一天。当明天来临的时候,这一天将永远逝去。愿我不会对我如果度过今天而感到后悔。
  17. Live this day as if it belongs to God. It does. 这一天过得如同它是属于神的一样,它的确是。 Agree - Disagree: Mark each statement either A Agree) or (D) Disagree. Be ready to explain your answer. 是非辨别:请用 (A) 是或 (D) 非辨别每项陈述。并预备阐明原因。 —- 1. One of the main reasons that people mismanage their time is because they do not appreciate how valuable time is. —- 1.人们对时间失于管理的原因之一是他们不懂的时间的宝贵。 —- 2. The person who comes to the end of his/her life without having come to saving faith in Jesus Christ has misspent his/her entire life. —- 2. 人到了他/她生命的尽头时还没有在耶稣基督里有得救的信心,那么他/她就浪费了一生。 —- 3. One great problem with time is that God has not given us enough of it to do everything we need to do. —- 3. 关于时间的一个严重的问题是神没有给我们足够的时间来做我们所需要做的事情。 —- 4. Our Lord wants us to make our greatest investments of time in the two things that will continue when earthly time ends - the Word of God and the souls of people. —- 4. 我们的主希望我们将对时间最好的投资用于两项当地上的光阴结束后仍然存在的事物上——神的话语和人的灵魂。 —- 5. We often speak of “saving” time and “losing” time, but since time must be spent or used it cannot actually be “saved” or “lost.” —- 5. 我们常说“节约”时间和“浪费”时间,但是因为时间必须被使用或花费,所以时间实际上并不能被节约或浪费。 —- 6. Making plans and setting goals are impractical things to do because the circumstances of our lives and the lives of others are always changing. —- 6. 制定计划和设立目标是不切实际的事,因为我们的生活环境和他人的生活都在经常改变。 —- 7. It is not possible for a person to know God’s will for the use of his/her life with any certainty. —- 7. 一个人不可能确知神对他/她如何度过一生的旨意。 Questions 问答
  18. As a steward-disciple of Jesus Christ, what is your definition of “time”? 作为耶稣基督的管家-门徒,你对“时间”如何定义?
  19. List at least 3 reasons why managing time well is so important to you as the Lord’s steward-disciple: 请列出3个理由为什么管理好时间对你作为主的管家-门徒而言非常重要: a. b. c.
  20. Be ready to share the Personal Mission Statement you have written. 预备好分享你所写的个人事工说明。
  21. What is the five point strategy for managing the time of your life? 管理你生活中时间的五点策略是什么?
  22. Three important goals I would like to accomplish for God in the next year are: 明年我要为神完成的三个重要的目标是: 1. 2. 3.
  23. Three important goals I would like to accomplish for God in the next 1-3 years are: 在今后1-3年我要为神完成的三个重要目标是: 1. 2. 3.
  24. Three important goals I would like to accomplish for God before I go to heaven are: 在我回天家前,我想要为神完成的三个目标是: 1. 2. 3.
  25. The biggest waster of my time that I need and want to control better is ————–. 我最需要也最想控制好的最浪费时间的事是 ————–.
  26. The idea for better life management that I believe is most helpful for me is————. 最对我有帮助的管理生活的观点是 ————–.