Mastering Life Before It's Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose

Mastering Life Before It's Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose

by Robert J. Morgan


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Bestselling author Pastor Rob Morgan provides ten Bible-based laws for productive people by answering the question: How do I gain control over my life right now?

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476744865
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 371,014
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rob J. Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for thirty-three years. He has authored more than twenty books, including The Lord Is My Shepherd, The Red Sea Rules, and Then Sings My Soul. He conducts Bible conferences, family retreats, and leadership seminars across the country. He and his wife, Katrina, live in Nashville. His website is

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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

Acknowledgments 269

Notes 271

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