Someone said, “Life was a flurry that occurred on the way to the grave.”
That little one liner gives a good summary of the way many people live their lives today. “A flurry of meaningless activity on the way to the grave.” Certainly there is nothing wrong with activity, even a flurry of activity, as long as it is the right activity that God wants us to be doing. The problem is that much of the time we substitute a flurry of activity for the one or two activities God is really calling us to do.
Remember the story of Mary and Martha. When Jesus came to visit them, Martha was so caught up in the flurry of activity, she missed the main point of spending precious time with Jesus. The Lord on the other hand commended Mary, who in spite of the flurry, made Jesus her first priority.
Let’s learn from that account what really matters to God, so that even in the midst of a flurry, we’ll still know how 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.