A lot of Christians—and really people in general—are tired… really tired.
They want to be the best they can be, they want to support the people around them, they want to excel at their work, they want to have great families, be fit, financially secure, have their homes in perfect order, share Jesus when they can, and still get enough sleep every night.
The More Busy Life
Many people feel like they have a tenuous grasp on “success.”- always chasing success, but never really achieving it, much less feeling “truly fulfilled” in life & business.
The result is that instead of feeling like they’re living the more abundant life, Christians can feel like they’re living the more busy life. There can be a twang of jealousy for people who get to sleep in on Sunday mornings and don’t seem to have to have to keep up with the “perfect” families at church.
Worst yet, not only does it not feel like they’re keeping up on the day-to-day, but also like they’re missing out on the call God has on their lives. The nagging feeling that they’re not sure that they’re doing enough—or the right things— gnaws at them.
They know that with God all things are possible and their yoke is supposed to be easy and burden light, but it just doesn’t feel that way.
“At NorthRidge we strongly believe in the important role of leadership in shaping our world. As the saying goes, “everything rises and falls on leadership.” Unfortunately, there seems to be too much falling and not enough rising these days. In order to change the trend, we started the Business Leaders Forum in order to invest in leaders from every walk of life. Elizabeth Grace Saunders was a recent guest and proved to be effective and relevant in speaking to a common leadership need…time management. Her approach was advanced by her unique combination of the very human side and the often missed Divine side. She was a positive presenter with a refreshing view.” —Brad Powell, Senior Pastor, NorthRidge Church, and author of Change Your Church for Good
Divine Time Management
Elizabeth Grace Saunders teaches powerful principles that will help your audience live more fully, productively, and joyfully!
Through Divine Time Management, Elizabeth Grace Saunders, author, speaker, and coach, helps audiences reconnect with God, accept and appreciate who they are and who they are not, and let go of doubt about whether they’re doing the right things or doing enough.
These inspiring talks free individuals to learn to fully live—and enjoy—their lives again and step into their God-given purpose, calling, and destiny.
Elizabeth is available to speak at conferences, women’s retreats, churches, Christian organizations, and Christian business events.
“I ‘up-leveled’ my life by spending my time on the things I value most and streamlining other parts of my schedule. Elizabeth’s unique perspective and insight on time investment was invaluable. As my time coach, she had keen insight into my life with practical next steps.”
Senior V&V Engineer at Philips Healthcare
Putting God First, Not Last
We aren’t meant to solely call out to God as a last resort when we’re at the end of our strength. We’re meant to walk hand-in-hand with our heavenly daddy all of our days.
It’s so important as Christians that we get our heart in the right place regarding time management otherwise our focus on self-improvement can lead to self-idolatry and then to pride or fear depending on the results of our self-discipline. I know because I’ve fallen into that trap.
Divine Time Management offers a way out of that pit.
Instead of creating a self-centered, self-reliant universe where you stress about doing everything right and then pray to ask God to bless your plans, Divine Time Management is about cultivating a life that includes:
- Stepping Off the Throne: Trust in God at the Center
- Being You: Love for Your True Identity
- Staying in Relationship: Alignment with God
When you live in a God-centered universe where your primary focus is love and alignment, you can banish fear and be free to choose God’s best.
“I am at my best thanks to Elizabeth. I now have a schedule that I can work with (and if I need to adjust it, I don’t feel guilty about doing so). Professionally and personally, I am exactly where I need to be: I value myself, the work that I am doing and I am able to spend quality time with my family.”
Lawyer, Consultant, Speaker, and Author
Here’s what happens when you include
God in your time management…
In the half-day training, Elizabeth takes a deeper dive into these three key areas.
Stepping Off the Throne: Trust in God at the Center
Divine Time Management addresses practical ways to make the shift from a self-centered approach to time management to a trust-in-God-centered approach. These include:
- De-cluttering your schedule to leave space
for God to work
- Building enough faith and trust to rest in Him
Being You: Love for Your True Identity
Behavior flows out of identity. So an improper view of self leads to completely wrong decisions while a proper view can make the right decisions flow easily and naturally.
Before individuals can love their true identity, they need to recognize the false “papier-mâché” identities they’ve created as a way to get love or avoid pain. These can be extremely hard to spot because they feel so real. They shape people’s view of the world without them consciously noticing, kind of like contact lenses. A few examples include:
- Molds you feel you need to fit into like “good mother” or “high achiever”
- Labels you take on such as “smart” or “responsible” or “lazy”
- Possessions you hold onto for security and status
To make the shift from who-they-think-they-are to who-God-made-them-to-be, audience members need to let go of many false beliefs about themselves and others.
The truth is that every person is totally and completely loved by the Creator of the universe, that they’re enough right now without being or doing anything more, and that they have a unique purpose, calling, and destiny to bring into the world.
Staying in Relationship: Alignment with God
Christianity isn’t about religion, it’s about relationship. Christians come into relationship with God through accepting Jesus and grow that relationship through love and obedience to God and the work of the Holy Spirit. This obedience comes from obeying God’s word and from listening to His voice on a moment-by-moment basis. They protect that love through understanding the importance of repentance, forgiveness, healing, and spiritual warfare.
Jesus said that the two greatest commandments were to “‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength…. you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Mark 12:30-31a So not only is a right relationship with God important but also a right relationship with other people. That means that Christians need real relationships with real people—ones where they give and receive life. It also means they need to know how to cultivate love while also protecting their hearts. Living in both truth and love lead to the best possible result.
Finally, to be in alignment with God, Christians need to have a right relationship with themselves—one in which they’re not looking to control or indulge themselves. Instead, they’re looking to love themselves and others through the choices that they make about what to do or not do. God’s heart and will for His children is perfect so He will only ask them to do the things that lead to His and their best.
In the midst of a sea of worn out Christians, Divine Time Management stands as a beacon of hope that through trust in God at the center, love for your true identity, and alignment with God, Christians can receive God’s best; a new way of living where they accomplish much more of what matters in a much shorter span of time because God can do anything. More rest, less stress, and much greater eternal results.
“Elizabeth Grace Saunders does an outstanding job of coaching, encouraging, and training her clients to achieve better work-life balance. She is compassionate, caring, and contributes a wealth of resources and knowledge in the area of time-management skills to each and every appointment call. It’s a pleasure and privilege to recommend you to all others who are seeking a dedicated coach to help bring their lifestyle to that of one lived in greater peace, higher professional purpose and productivity, and deep personal enjoyment.”
Tonya Le Ramsey
Founder and CEO at Anew Studios
This business grew out of my own desire to achieve better work/life balance and has lead to helping people like you achieve more success with less stress.
McGraw Hill published my first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Harvard Business Review published my second book How to Invest Your Time Like Money. FaithWords published my third book Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God’s Loving Plans for You. I contribute to blogs like Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company and have appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.
Most importantly, my desire is to have God at the center of my life and business. I trust that He can and will work through these programs to bless you in amazing ways.
“For years, I permitted many distractions to consistently pull me away from my stated priorities of faith and family. While I was doing pretty well, I realized I could do much better. I was drawn to Elizabeth Saunders’ Divine Time Management, partially because of my familiarity with her as a best selling author helping people set and achieve goals, but mainly because she was boldly taking a step of faith in her walk with Jesus Christ as Lord of her life. The course has exceeded my expectations in terms of helping me focus attention in those areas having eternal consequences. As a result of our group’s discussions and Elizabeth’s mentoring, my walk with the God has dramatically improved; I have learned to place greater trust in Him rather than leaning on my own understanding. I have been able to let go of many things that were keeping me from the most important things in my life, enabling me to become a better Christian, husband, father, and physician. I feel blessed to have been part of this endeavor, and I strongly recommend this program as a means towards assisting individuals reach their God-given potential in life. ”
-J. Michael Casparian, M.D
“I used to have my time divided as God time, Family time and Work time. Now I blend God time in all the other areas. I see myself looking more at all of my time and looking at how I can improve myself and those around me by keeping God in mind. Also, I’m typically not a worrier, but there were areas that I would really analyze and try to really plan out. I’m now finding that in those areas I’m doing what is needed but letting God take over more. ”
“I have always been a self-motivated learner- able to seek out and find the information I need to move forward in my life and business. However, life has it’s own wonderful way of being able to humble us sometimes. After a season of a number and variety of life challenges, I found ‘capable me’ at a point of high stress, frustration and overwhelm and desperately in need of help beyond what I could do on my own. It has been a gift of God that I found Elizabeth. You will find that you can leap forward, thrive and come more alive when you have a person or group of people walking with you through life and business- success beyond what simple books, tools and resources can provide. Elizabeth is so much MORE. ”
Senior Software Engineer, NPV