November 29, 2012 by
Categories: C.J. Mahaney | Resources
One solitary blog post on procrastination. That was the extent of what C.J. Mahaney intended to write. But not long after spreading out the contents of his “time management” file folder over his desk, useful old resources surfaced, old themes returned, and new ideas emerged. A series was born.
With the help of Tony Reinke, C.J. began weaving his thoughts into blog posts and what later became a free ebook on the topic. This resource covers the following topics:
- Are You Busy?
- Confessions of a Busy Procrastinator
- The Procrastinator Within
- Just Do It
- In All Thy Ways
- The Sluggard
- Time. Redeemed.
- Roles, Goals, Scheduling
- Roles (Part 1)
- Roles (Part 2)
- Goals (Part 1)
- Goals (Part 2)
- Goals (Part 3)
- Goals (Part 4)
- Scheduling the Unexpected
- The To-Do Lists Are Never Done
Finishing Your To-Do List
C.J. concludes this ebook with the follow section, appealing that our joy not be found in our self-sufficient efforts but found in what Jesus has already accomplished for us.
No matter how much planning, scheduling, and discipline is present in my life, I will never completely redeem the time. I am a finite creature, limited in what I can accomplish, and further limited by my sin. So it should surprise nobody that I leave to-dos undone each and every day. My joy is not derived from the flawless execution of my goals. My joy each day is derived from the person and work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Only God gets his to-do list done each day. I need the cross of Christ each day.
May this whet your appetite to read, consider, plan, and apply the material from Biblical Productivity.
There is nothing like corporate worship to stir our affections toward God, encourage each other, and remind us of the glorious gospel. And few experiences better remind me of the value of corporate worship than T4G 2008, 2010, and 2012 where thousands of voices were led by my favorite worship leader, Bob Kauflin. If you were in Louisville for one of the conferences, you know what I’m talking about. And if you were not there, you’ll be able to experience for yourself something of what it was like by listening to one of the live recordings from the conference (Together for the Gospel Live, Together for the Gospel Live II). The lastest album set to release November 27th contains 16 of the songs we sang as we gathered this year. Samples of the songs can be heard here.
For more of an ablum preview, watch this brief video capturing some of the sights and sounds from Together for the Gospel Live II.
Sports are a gift from God—but we’ll waste this gift if we play for our own glory.
So how do we play sports for God’s glory and not our own?
Don’t Waste Your Sports is for athletes, parents, and coaches. It provides a biblical worldview of sports so that we don't waste this gift. “I had the opportunity to glorify God in my sports,” C.J. writes, “and I fumbled it. I wasted my sports. You have the opportunity, by the grace of God, not to waste yours.”
Through September 24, Christian Audio is giving away a FREE audiobook download of Don't Waste Your Sports.
We thank Crossway Books, the print book publisher, for partnering with Christian Audio to do this giveaway!
For more information on this resource and how it can be used to serve the Chrisitan athlete, you can listen, download, or watch the message at dontwasteyoursports.com
Don't Waste Your Sports from Sovereign Grace Ministries on Vimeo.