David Livingston, the famous pioneer missionary to Africa, was a man who was not afraid to deal with problems. A missionary society once wanted to send helpers to Dr. Livingston. The leader sent him a message that read, “Have you found a good road to where you are? If so, we want to send other men to join you.” Livingston replied, “If you have found men who will come only if there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come even if there is no road at all.”
Livingston lived out the scripture given by Paul to, “Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” He understood that God never promised a life of ease and comfort. On the contrary, Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation.”
People of accomplishment all recognize that there will be obstacles in life and they make plans to deal with them. They don’t waste time lamenting over problems hoping they’ll go away. Rather, they choose to confront them 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.