A classified ad read, “Nice parachute for sale. Never opened. Used only once.”
Well at least the seller had the right idea of getting rid of unused items. Unnecessary clutter can be one of our biggest wastes of time. The amount of clutter in our home or workplace has a direct impact on our productivity in two ways. First, clutter creates an atmosphere of being overwhelmed and confused. It puts us in a depressed mood that says, “Where do I even begin?”
Secondly, clutter makes it hard to find the tools we need to get the job done. When papers, projects and information get buried under a stack on our desk or stuffed mindlessly in a drawer, our ability to produce suffers and so does our Christian testimony.
Look around you right now. Are there things you could sell, trash or give away? If so, don’t procrastinate another day. Conquer your clutter now. You’ll be surprised at how it will help create the momentum you need to 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.