A man was walking through a graveyard at midnight when he accidentally fell into a fresh grave prepared for a funeral the next day. After trying unsuccessfully to scale the wall he gave up and went to sleep. A few minutes later another man stumbled into the same grave. Not seeing the first man in the dark, he started climbing at the walls, until the first man said, “It’s no use you’ll never get out.” At which point the man immediately jumped from the grave.
The point of the story is, if we have enough motivation, it is surprising what we can accomplish. Sometimes that motivation can include a little fear motivation as well. It’s not popular today or pleasant to talk about fear motivation, but it is a Biblical concept.
Stop now and consider the fearful consequences of wasting the time God has given you and not accomplishing His will, because there is coming a day when we won’t escape the grave. Keep that in mind and you’ll 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.