Time is a precious commodity and it is important to make the most of it. To help you do that, here are 12 powerful scriptural quotes to master time and boost productivity. These quotes will motivate you to be more mindful about how you use your time and provide you with the necessary tools to make the most out of every second. By following these wise words, you can become more productive and achieve greater success in life.

The Best wisdom you can receive is from above.


Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon. Solomon was well known for his surpassing wisdom. Though his actions later in life didn’t prove to be wise with worshiping gods other than the true God who granted him wisdom and wealth. Anyway as the King he surely had to utilize his time wisely.


After heading major construction projects this quote he uttered in Ecclesiastes 10:10 makes sense. “If an iron tool is dull and one does not sharpen its edge, he will need to exert much effort. But wisdom helps to achieve success”
Solomon would have witnessed the power of a workman who was prepared with sharp tools. That workman would have been more efficient in accomplishing his work.


Sharpen your tools, as it were, by planning ahead so that you can make the most effective use of your time. If we fail to prepare we will end up exerting more energy or wasting valuable time on nonessential tasks.
On the other hand, if you are efficient and find yourself having time on your hands why not move on to a job that is scheduled for later?

By thinking ahead, you will increase your productivity like a wise craftsman who sharpens his tools in advance of a job.

Quote 2: “the Lazy person has cravings, yet he has nothing, but the diligent one will be fully satisfied”

Proverbs 13:4


The book of Proverbs is one of my favorite Bible books.
The book itself in its intro verses sets its objectives “For one to know wisdom and discipline…” So it’s no surprise within lies wise and practical words on how to use our time and be successful in life.
The quote “the Lazy person has cravings, yet he has nothing, but the diligent one will be fully satisfied”
Straight forward point, Mere desire is utterly futile hard work is what counts.


If you have a wholesome desire that is attainable go fort and attain it, but sitting down wishing won’t just make it manifest.
Making the effort, planning, prioritizing, and executing allows for success. Managing your time will require effort but you will be satisfied, it will give you more freedom, not less.

Quote 3: “The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much.”

Luke 16:10


Luke was a physician and faithful companion of the apostle Paul. Luke’s close interaction with Paul who became what we may refer to as a traveling overseer would have seen how the small acts of persons demonstrated deep character.
Even as a physician, he would have advised people to make small changes in their life that would contribute to the person’s overall health.
The ability to manage time says something about the kind of person you are. Most persons who are truly successful in life have seen and spoken of the value of small acts. The small acts build our character and habits and this determines who we will become.


Don’t underestimate the simple things you do on a daily basis that helps you manage your time. Whether it be scheduling activities, time blocking, making a to-do list, cleaning up the kitchen the night before, laying out clothing for tomorrow, or placing reminders on our devices.
All of these small acts contribute to the better use of our time and being more productive.

Quote 4: “Make sure of the more important things.”

Philippians 1:10


Philippians was written by the apostle Paul. This book was a letter to the congregation in Philippi and may have been written during his first imprisonment in Rome.


No doubt as any imprisoned person, one appreciates time the most. There is something with having someone else control your time, telling you went to eat, what to eat, and who you could talk to, makes you think about ways you would have chosen to spend it. Though Paul did his best under the circumstances we understand his words.
“Make sure of the more important things.”


Many confuse motion with action. Having plenty to do or being busy is not always where one is productive. Identifying the things in our life that are most important and making the time for those things is what will truly help us to get more done.

Quote 5: “GO on walking in wisdom…., making the best use of your time.”

Colossians 4:5


Colossians too was written by the apostle Paul and as discussed he has a deep appreciation for your time and ensures it’s used well.
No one ones to be labeled as foolish. So the verse says to walk in wisdom one must make the best use of their time.
Let us look at time like money. It can be used to spend on things that add little to no value or can be invested into improving our lives. The wise one sees the need to invest their time in the things that matter most and contributes to improving our situation.


Time spent is time lost but time invested people can see results.

Quote 6: “Be industrious, do not loiter at your business.”

Romans 12:11


Romans was also written by Paul, yes Paul used his time wisely. And if we think of who saw was before he became what we know him as we would understand even more deeply why how you use your time and what you used it to do was so important.
“Be industrious, do not loiter at your business.”


Paul said If we detect a tendency to procrastinate work on it. Procrastination is described as a thief of time and productivity. Whatever it is that we prioritized by making time for it make sure that time is spent wisely on that task.

Quote 7: “The one who watches the wind will not sow seed, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.”

Ecclesiastes 11:4


As mentioned procrastination is a thief of both time and productivity. A farmer who waits on perfect conditions will never plant nor reap. Though we are encouraged to have sufficient information before acting, don’t use that as an excuse for being indecisive.

Stop putting off tasks that need to get done. Start today.

Quote 8: “Better is a handful of rest than two handful of hard work and chasing after the wind.”

Ecclesiastes 4:6


Taking breaks and finding moments of rest is so important for our mental and physical health. It’s not about being lazy or slacking off, it’s about recognizing the value of taking care of ourselves. So, take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and give yourself permission to rest. Your mind, body, and ability to enjoy future successes will thank you for it.


In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that more hard work and long hours will lead to greater success. However, as the saying goes, “Better is a handful of rest than two handfuls of hard work and chasing after the wind.” This means that it’s better to take care of yourself and find a balance between work and rest, rather than pushing yourself too hard and burning out.

Quote 9: “The shrewd one ponders each step.”

Proverbs 14:15

Proverbs 14:15 involves careful planning but the reality is that uncertainties are certain. So don’t let the unknown hinder us from planning our day, week, or years to come. Highly productive people know the importance of planning.

Quote 10: “The plan of the diligent surely leads to success”

proverbs 21:5


Diligently sticking to your plans is an important key to success. Plan how you plan to use your time tomorrow, this week, or even this year. We feasibly can plan every second of the day but allocating tasks slots in our life increases the possibility of it getting done.
A hasty person would undertake things on impulse but that leads to the latter of that same verse, “the hasty surely leads to poverty.” So planning allows us to access a task or assignment to determine if it is genuinely worth our valuable commodity of time.

Quote11: “Better to enjoy what the eyes see than to wander after one’s desire.”

Ecclesiastes 6:9


Many may take this to mean that the scripture speaks against one improving their lives, but that is far from the truth. In this context, the thought is not to pursue unrealistic goals. It is best to set plans that are realistic and reasonable based on your situation. A wise person is not easily distracted but remains focused on the tasks they set.

Quote 12: “The way I’m running is not aimlessly the way I’m aiming my blows is not to be striking the air.”

1corinthians 9:26


Also written by Paul. After all, he wrote 14 books of the bible so many words of wisdom can be taken from the inspired books he wrote.
The quote is illustrative to help us identify the line between Busy and Productive.

Just like a runner who enters a race with the determination to win, he or she must keep their eyes on the prize, and focus so as not to be running aimlessly. Usain Bolt the fastest man alive said, “ Sprinting isn’t just a physical sport, it’s a mental game as well. Bolt said when he runs he experiences “flow” an optimal state of consciousness that athletes often describe as a sense of oneness with whatever task they doing. These athletes focus on the win, not the failure at that point. His sprints are not aimless, it is to win.
So Busy is having plenty to do, but being Productive is identifying your target or important tasks and efficiently getting them done in a period of time.

I hope you appreciated the greatest words of wisdom that one can gain to help master time and increase productivity. This is Busy Career Woman until next time stay busy but productive.

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