An executive was interviewing a recent college grad for a position in his office. In an attempt to find out more about his personality, he asked “If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who would it be?”
“Duh …” the applicant quickly responded, “with the living one I guess.”
That young man missed the point. But the fact is we can learn a lot by studying the lives of those who have gone before us. Great Christian men and women of the past all have something in common. They used their time in meaningful ways.
Reading the biographies of great Christians can give us insight and motivation to use our time in significant ways as well.
Scripture says, he that walketh with wise men shall be wise. Taking time to read about the heroes of our faith is a great way to 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.