Backing In

Try spelling the word “stressed” backwards and guess what you get. Desserts!

I’m not sure there’s a lot of significance to that, but perhaps if we tried backing up on some things we might prevent some stress and be able to enjoy more of life’s little desserts which God has planned for us.

One example could be how we park the car. Most people pull their car into a driveway or parking space instead of backing in. But that is generally a short sighted habit, because if you don’t back in you’ll have to back out. And it is usually more difficult to see the traffic when backing from a driveway than when you are already on the road and can back in.

Backing in allows us to leave quicker if we’re in a hurry. It shows more forethought and promotes readiness and momentum for our next trip. It’s a little habit, that, if done consistently, can reduce stress, promote safety, 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.

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