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The Danger of Not Living By Schedule
 
If you are not living by schedule than what or who leads you?  A schedule is supposed to help you get things done at the appropriate time. Nobody excels in life without living by schedule.
 
To live by a schedule is to plan your work and work your plan. Some people are able to plan their work but they struggle with working their plan. It may take time to plan but it will save you time in the long run.
 
Consider the alternative to not living by schedule. Someone or something else leads your life. It may be your appetites or your wicked heart. You may say I’m not hurting anyone and you may not be but you are wasting your life.
 
Those who can’t live by schedule are living by another master. They are slaves to their circumstances or their appetites.
 
David did not live by schedule when it was time to go to war (2 Samuel 11:1). A greater temptation came and he would commit adultery and murder. Why? Because he did not live by schedule! He failed to do what he was supposed to do and that always leads to doing what you shouldn’t do!
 
Amasa failed to live by schedule when the king gave him an appointed time to return with troops to quench a rebellion that was brewing (2 Samuel 20:4-10). He would lose his job and then lose his life.
 
A man who can’t keep a schedule is either double minded or lazy. Those who can’t keep a schedule will lose the trust of their superiors and their peers. They will even lose their own self-respect. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).
 
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold… (Proverbs 20:4). The slothful man saith, there is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets (Proverbs 26:13). Notice the excuses that this man makes.
 
Those who can’t keep a schedule often can’t take care of other things either. I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and lo it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down… (Proverbs 24:30-34)
 
Nehemiah was a man who could keep a schedule: And the king said unto me…for how long shall thy journey be? And when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time. (Nehemiah 2:6) So the wall was finished… (Nehemiah 6:15).
 
Friend, if you are going to get anything done for God, family, or yourself, then learn to live by schedule. Ponder the path of thy feet and let all thy ways be established (Proverbs 4:29). Plan your work and work your plan. Excuses are for the lazy!
 
I always get the best nights sleep when I have completed my schedule!
 
 
The only good reasons for not completing your schedule are:
You bit off more than you could chew when planning.  Your schedule was overruled by your superiors or an emergency
 
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