Developing Christian character is at the heart of what it means to grow in Christ. One method of reaching your goal of developing Christ-like character is keeping a list of character qualities on a 3×5 card. Look at these cards when you have waiting time and think of something you can do wherever you are to implement that quality. This will give an immediate opportunity to practice the character trait.
For example; you have to wait at your doctor’s office, you might pull out your card with a reminder to practice patience. Instead of fuming about the late doctor, you might see if there is someone in the waiting room you could converse with. Or maybe you could pray for whatever situation has caused the doctor to run late. Maybe someone ahead of you had a medical emergency and they need your prayer.
Taking advantage of little opportunities to develop Christlike character is an important way 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.