A very hospitable friend of mine has a sign in his front yard that reads, “All our visitors make us happy, some by coming, others by leaving.”
Christian hospitality in the home is a great thing. We are given instructions in Scripture to invite the poor, the wise, and other Godly people to our homes for fellowship around the things of God.
In the workplace however, overlong visits can become a problem and even harm our testimony with our employer or our coworkers.
That’s why you might want to make it a practice to go to the other person’s office or workplace whenever you need a meeting. It’s easier to excuse yourself from someone else’s office than it is to get them out of yours. Being a guest and not a host in the workplace lets you stay focused on what you’re being paid to do which is a big part of 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.