Remember when you taught your child to walk? You were so excited, you gathered the grandparents in the living room and everyone clapped and cheered as the little one took those first baby steps from mommy’s arms to daddy’s arms.
Did you teach your child to walk by focusing on their failures or focusing on their successes? No parent teaches their child to walk by saying, “OK kid, you’ve got 12 chances to get this thing right and if you keep on falling down we’re giving up on you.”
No, we learn by failing. That principle holds true in all of life. Many people never experience God’s best for their lives because they focus on failure. Failure is an event. It is not a person. We can fail many times and not be a failure. No one is a failure until they stop using their time to accomplish the thing God wants them to do.
Consistently focusing on our goals, while learning from our failures, is God’s method 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.