Have you ever seen a counterfeit $20 bill that was pink and had Mickey Mouse’s picture on it? Of course not. Counterfeiters want to make their product look as much like the real thing as possible. Their intent is to deceive you into thinking their fake money is the real thing.
That’s the same principle Satan uses to deceive Christians into accepting his counterfeit plans for using time. He understands that subtlety is a much more effective tactic than obvious error. Many people miss God’s best in their use of time because they are busy doing something good and respectable.
Most of aren’t going to spend time today planning a bank robbery or convenience store hold up. But, we might light let Satan rob us of time by sitting too long in front of a TV, aimless telephone conversations which border on gossip, or mindless web surfing. Ask God today to reveal to you any subtle counterfeits that might hinder you from 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.