I used to think I had to do everything myself. After all, I started the company! I’m in charge of finances, sales, marketing and operations. And within each, I have hats within hats to wear. It’s all my responsibility and I need to make sure I can do it all in the 18 hours I’m awake in the day.
But 18 hours isn’t enough, so I put things off for the next day….and the next…and the next. When I come to realize it, my email box is full of 3,000 unread emails and my to-do list has stretched to page 3 on a legal pad.
Sometimes I dream of taking a trip to a cabin in North Carolina for 1 month, locking myself in a room, and doing everything I can to catch up.
24 hours just isn’t enough in a day to do it all. Yup, that’s the truth.
So how do we accomplish everything we need to do to run a successful business?! How will we bring our dreams of growth and expansion to life if all we have is 24 hours in a day?
One thing I’ve learned in growing in my relationship with God is that He will accomplish through you what he needs to accomplish in the time available. Imagine checking in with your CEO (God) in the morning and asking for the critical tasks of the day. He would know exactly what you need to do, after all, he came up with the 24-hour day!
In the book of Job, God challenges Job’s frustrations and says something that I always remember when I’m frustrated at God’s design of the world.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
And in Job 38:12
“Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,
Whenever you catch yourself complaining that there aren’t enough hours in the day, remember the power of the two verses above. It should give you the right perspective on how to see the day of work laid out before you: God’s perspective.
If we were very honest with ourselves, the reality is that God’s 24-hour design is perfect, but we are the ones that get distracted, do unnecessary work, and are inefficient.
As Godpreneurs, God’s our CEO and he knows what he’s doing. We can wish for more time, but we’re not going to get it. We can’t make our days longer. What you can do is see your work from God’s perspective and leave the rest in His hands.
If everything in our businesses depended on us, no amount of hours would ever, ever be enough.