Productivity produces a release in the two key personal identity dimensions: becoming and doing. First, you are allowing the nature and character of Christ – the One in whose image you were created–to be formed and expressed through you. Second, you are actively engaged in carrying out the tasks, duties, assignments, and responsibilities ordained by God to fulfill your unique purpose and achieve your destiny.
It is important that you strike a healthy balance between these two dimensions. The process of daily being transformed into the image of Christ is as critical as engaging daily in your purpose-driven activities. What matters to God is not quantity but quality. His intent is that you depend on His Holy Spirit working through you to carry out His desires. The Amplified Bible translation of Philippians chapter two and verse thirteen says it well:
[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
Get a clue
- Productivity means work but not all work is productive.
- Keeping track of how you spend your time in a given week (outside of your paid employment) will reveal to you the extent to which your life lacks focus.
- Busyness does not equal productivity, so it is essential that you focus on what aligns with your vision and purpose.
- Allow the personal vision God has given you of your purpose and potential to guide your productivity.
- Productivity requires that you allow God to work out what He has worked into you, and that is a by-product of cultivating your relationship with Him.
- Keep in mind that God’s assessment of your productivity and overall success is based on what have you done with what he has given you.
- Jesus is your ultimate role model in all things. The secret to His productivity was that He only did the things He saw His Father God doing and only spoke the words He heard Him speak.
- The secret to your productivity is to keep your eyes on Jesus – looking at Him in the Word of God, praying, and allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the Father’s will in all things.
- True productivity is a partnership with God to accomplish His will on the earth.
[biblegateway passage=”2 Corinthians 3:18″]
[biblegateway passage=”Philippians 2:13″] AMP
[biblegateway passage=”John 5:17, 19, 36″]
[biblegateway passage=”John 14:10″]
[biblegateway passage=”John 15:4-5″]
[biblegateway passage=”Matthew 25:14-30″]
[biblegateway passage=”Matthew 7:17-23″]
Dr. Myles Munroe, Becoming a Leader: Everyone Can Do It