A Christian leader, who has been greatly used of God in our day, tells about an incident early in his life that helped him establish right goals and priorities. While still in high school, a youth leader encouraged him to ask two questions before becoming involved in extracurricular activities.
The first was “What will this activity count 10 years from now?” Then, “What will this activity count for eternity?” The counselor explained how those two questions are like the markers that help a farmer plow a straight furrow. An experienced plowman will pick a post at the end of the field and then a distant tree behind it. As long as those two markers line up, he knows he is going in a straight line.
In the same way, when an activity meets the 10 year test and the eternity test it can be considered a good investment of time. But those that don’t line up will hinder us from redeeming 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.