Get back to work! Those are four of the most powerful words available to people who want to accomplish great things for God.
We often fail to produce, both in the workplace and at home because of little breaks that become long breaks. It simply takes us too long to “get back to work.”
One way to avoid that is to develop the habit of saying, “back to work.” When a co-worker stops you in the hallway to ask a work related question, but then begins to gossip, politely respond, “We’ll I’d better get back to work.” Remember, people with nothing to do, will often try to do it with you.
At home, parents can use the phrase “Back to work!” to signal an end to leisure and a call to chores. The college student can tell himself “back to work” to get out of the kitchen and back to the library.
Try it on yourself right now. Get back to work 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.