Think Like a Doctor

A man said, “Doc, I don’t know what’s wrong with me. When I touch my finger on my nose it hurts. When I touch my stomach it hurts. When I touch my knees it hurts.” The Dr. paused and said, “Sounds to me like you have a broken finger.”

Maybe Dr.’s are better than the rest of us at analyzing situations. That’s why many Dr.’s will do their hospital time, such as performing surgery, in the morning. Then in the afternoon they’ll schedule office visits and interactive time with other people.

That can be a good pattern for the rest of us as well. Learn what time of day you work best on creative assignments such as reading, writing and problem solving. For most of us that’s earlier in the day. That’s also the best time to read Scripture and focus your mind on the things of God. Then use the rest of the day to apply what you’ve learned.

Thinking like a Dr. might help you redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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