A lifelong student of the Bible, Rob Morgan has spent forty years reading thousands of pages about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works—featuring ten biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These life patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or a senior adult, a novice or an executive. They can help anyone, anytime, anywhere develop a perpetually effective life.
1. Listen to a twelve-year-old: Jesus’ first statement was: Be about your Father’s business.
2. Redeem the time: Wasted hours can never be regained.
3. Clear the decks: God isn’t disorganized; why should we be?
4. Maximize the morning: Schedule a standing appointment with God.
5. Pull off at rest stops: Routinely replenish your inner resources.
6. Operate on yourself: Diagnose and treat yourself spiritually.
7. Live “As If”: Act by faith even when your emotions aren’t cooperating.
8. Bathe in the Dead Sea: Experience the buoyancy of biblical joy.
9. Practice the power of plodding: Effectively complete major tasks by persistently working in small increments.
10. Remember there are two of you: It’s Christ in you Who’s achieving significance.
Based on actual Scriptures, this simple, hope-filled plan for mastering life before it’s too late will put you on the path toward a lifetime of success.
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Mastering Life Before It’s Too Late
I love to think that God appoints
My portion day by day;
Events of life are in His hand,
And I would only say,
Appoint them in Thine own good time,
And in Thine own best way.
—Anna Waring 1
Table of Contents
Introduction: Mastering Life the Master's Way 1
The First Pattern: Listen to a Twelve-Year-Old
1 First Words, Last Words-Our Stencil for Success 9
2 Just for Today 19
3 The Most Pleasant Life Anyone Can Live 31
The Second Pattern: Redeem the Time
4 Life Is Just a Minute 45
5 The Bible's Twin Texts on Time 53
6 Living Clockwise 61
7 Gather the Fragments That Remain 69
The Third Pattern Clear the Decks
8 God Is Not Disorganized-Why Are You? 79
9 Put Your Tray Tables in Their Upright Positions 91
10 Don't Be Listless 99
The Fourth pattern: Maximize the Morning
11 Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun 107
12 Our First Appointment Each Day 113
13 Before Leaving the Presence 123
14 Try the Fifteen-Minute Plan 129
The Fifth Pattern: Pull Off at Rest Stops
15 Make Wise Withdrawals 135
16 Take Heed to Yourself 143
17 Only Do What Only You Can Do 151
The Sixth Pattern: Operate on Yourself
18 The Art of Strengthening Yourself in the Lord 161
The Seventh Pattern: Live As If
19 Harness the Psychology of the Soul 173
The Eighth Pattern: Bathe in the Dead Sea
20 The Singular Secret of Unsinkable Saints 187
21 The Executive Joy of Pleasantly Productive Leadership 201
22 Well Versed in Happiness 213
The Ninth Pattern: Practice the Power of Plodding
23 Don't Despise the Day of Small Things 225
The Tenth Pattern: Remember There Are Two of You
24 Double Vision 239
25 Gods Arithmetic 253
26 Pipelines of Grace 265