The furthest you can travel from home is 12,000 miles. If you go any further than that you will be heading back home.
Lots of people want to go a lot of places and do a lot of things. And certainly there is nothing wrong with travel. I’ve given seminars in 49 states and several foreign countries. But, many people have the mistaken idea that if only they could go to some far away city or country they could become a great missionary and witness to multitudes for Christ.
But mission agencies know that the number one predictor of success on the mission field is how well you share the gospel at home. If you won’t give out a tract in Burger King, you probably won’t do much in Bongo Bongo either.
As one person said, wherever you go, there you are. I would add to that profound statement, “Wherever you go there you are, so go ahead right there and 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.