Can you scratch your ears with your feet, or turn your legs completely around so you’re literally walking backwards? Pierre Beauchemin was a man who could. His unusual ability to dislocate his legs earned him the title of the world’s most elastic man. On one occasion he even folded himself down small enough to fit inside a picnic basket.
While you will probably never need to fit into a picnic basket, learning to be flexible could help you manage your time. Flexibility means being able to change our plans if unexpected conditions require it. Amaziah, an Old Testament King, hired 100,000 mercenaries to help defeat an enemy army. But, when God’s prophet warned him not to go through with it, he changed his plans by paying them and sending them home without a fight. God then rewarded him with victory in battle.
Remaining flexible to the leading of God and setting our affections on His plan instead of ours is how we 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.