Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God's Loving Plans for You

Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God's Loving Plans for You

by Elizabeth Grace Saunders


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ISBN-13: 9781478974369
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 689,475
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder of Real Life E Time Coaching and Speaking. She's been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox. She contributes to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and Fast Company. Elizabeth is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the Forbes Coaches Council. Though she's the author of two previous books, her first Christian inspirational work is Divine Time Management (FaithWords, 2017).

Table of Contents

Letter to You xiii

Preface xix

Section 1 Trust in God at the Center

Chapter 1 Control Is Not the Goal 3

Find More than Enough at the End of Yourself

Turning Your World Upside Down 7

The Wrong Goals for Time Management (That Seem So Right): 10

Control: I've Got This 12

Pleasure: What Will Put Me at a 10? 15

Achievement: Getting Things Done 18

Being the Super ___: Always Being There for People 21

The Right Aim for Divine Time Management: 24

Trust in God at the Center 26

Love for Your True Identity 28

Alignment with God 30

Reflection Exercise: Being Clay 32

Chapter 2 Learning to Trust God 35

Want More Abundance? Try Obedience.

The Trust Cycle (God's Word Style) 39

Trust-Strengthening Exercises: 43

Decluttering Your Schedule 43

Investing in Your Relationship with God 48

Building Enough Faith to Rest in Him 55

Loving People So Much You Let Go 58

Trust Is Enough 60

Reflection Exercise: ENOUGH TIME 60

Section 2 Love for Your True Identity

Chapter 3 Images We Create to Earn Love 65

No More Plastic Princess

Why Identity Is Critical 68

False Identities: 70

Molds You Try to Fit 70

Labels You Wear 74

Positions You Point to as Validation of Worth 77

Possessions You Cling to for Security 80

Generational Patterns You Think You Need to Follow 87

Reflection Exercise: Be You Tiful 88

Chapter 4 Challenging False Beliefs 90

Being Loved "Just Because"

Why We Need to Live from Identity Not for Identity 93

The Essential Paradigm Shifts: 96

Uncertain vs. Certain 96

External vs. Internal 100

Relative vs. Absolute 107

Reflection Exercise: Stop Pushing 111

Chapter 5 Discovering Your True Identity 114

What Does It Mean to Be Me?

The Magnificent Unveiling 116

Sources of Insight: 119

The Word 119

The Spirit 123

The Body 125

The Anointing 127

Reflection Exercise: Loving the True You 132

Section 3 Alignment with God

Chapter 6 Right Relationship with God 135

One Thing I Have Desired

Relationship and Rules 136

Entering into Relationship with God 137

Staying in Communion with God 139

Growing Love: 141

No gods before God 141

Worship 143

Word 145

Prayer 148

Protecting Love: 150

Acknowledge Sin 151

Be Aware of Negative Influences 154

Forgive Others 156

Reflection Exercise: He Notices 158

Chapter 7 Right Relationship with Others 159

Learning to Love without Fear

Real Connections with Real People 162

Cultivating Love: 164

By Giving 164

By Peacemaking 169

By Intentionality 173

By Vulnerability 176

Guarding Your Heart: 179

Pray More, Worry Las 180

Point the Finger…At Yourself 184

Be Wise as Serpents and Innocent as Doves 188

Use the Jesus Shield 190

Reflection Exercise: Giving Up Control 193

Chapter 8 Right Relationship with Ourselves 196

Love Your Story Line

Self-Love without Self-Centeredness 198

Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion 200

Not Controlling Yourself, Loving Yourself: 206

Spiritual Self-Care 207

Physical Self-Care 211

Emotional Self-Care 216

Mental Self-Care 220

Not Controlling Your Life, Loving Your Life 224

Reflection Exercise: Embracing Our Limits 239

Epilogue: A Few Pinal Thoughts 242

In Gratitude 245

About the Author 247

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Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God's Loving Plans for You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
Divine Time Management is unlike any other time management book that I have read before. It isn't just a way to manage your time to maximum productivity. Instead, Elizabeth Grace Saunders guides readers to look to God to direct their time with a subtitle of "the joy of trusting God's loving plans for you." Divine Time Management is divided into three sections: Trust in God at the Center, Love For Your True Identity, and Alignment with God. There are three chapters in each section. Each chapter guides the reader to look to God and to look at how their life can better reflect a life that lives for God. Then at the end of each chapter there are exercises to reflect on the material and to apply it to live each day being transformed though Him. I found Divine Time Management to be an extremely helpful book to me personally. I had a hard time reading it quickly because I wanted to reflect on the reading and apply what I was learning. Throughout the book, I constantly found myself praying and thinking about how to better serve God with my life. I also liked that Saunders is saying "me too" and not talking down to her readers. She shares some personal stories that are easy to relate to for most of us, I think. Saunders also runs a time coaching business and shares stories from her clients as well. For anyone wanting to live the Christian life by honoring God with their time, I would highly recommend Divine Time Management. This book would also be good for a group discussion. Saunders also has a small group discussion guide for download on her website: www.DivineTimeBook.com for those who would like to do this book with a group. I received a copy of Divine Time Management from Faithwords/Hachette Book Group. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.
JayKing More than 1 year ago
Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God's Loving Plans for You by Elizabeth Grace Saunders is a very helpful book on how to properly order our time and our lives. This is a book that is sure to add value to the lives of readers who are ready to acknowledge that managing their time is about more then proper scheduling. It's about aligning themselves with God then prioritizing and planning the most important aspects of their lives accordingly. This book is going to be a breath of fresh air for readers who are looking for something more than new timesaving, organizing and planning tips. This book is about more than managing our schedules and to do lists. Elizabeth is encouraging readers to invite God into their lives in a way they likely never have before. The aim of this book is to help readers develop an increased level of trust in God that will result in a reordering of their lives and much better management of their time each day. Not only does Elizabeth present valuable educational and practical approaches to better time management, but she also shares personal experiences and lessons that she has learned along her journey with God. She admits that this is her first time writing a faith-centered book; however, I would have never known if she didn't mention it. This book is very balanced. The concepts are presented in an easy to comprehend manner and there are plenty of helpful reflection questions and Scriptures from the Word of God to meditate on throughout each section of the book. This is hands down one of the best books that I've read on time management. It's refreshing to have someone who is knowledgeable on the topic seamlessly integrate the most important person, Jesus Christ, into the process. The results are truly life changing, if readers are willing to take the concepts and principles revealed in this book and seriously apply them in their lives. If they do, the will learn how to value their time and align it with God's purpose for their lives. This is going to be a book that I definitely recommend to people who have a desire to gain more control over their time and deepen their relationship with God, themselves and others simultaneously. This book is an amazing must read! I received this book free from the publisher through their book review bloggers program and I was not required to write a positive review.