A foreigner was visiting the US and said, “I don’t understand your American roads. When you have a bump in the road you put a sign up saying ‘bump’. In my country we just fix the bump.”
That was a good observation. All too often we treat the symptoms instead of the disease. We deal with surface issues while ignoring root problems. Effective time management however must get at the root of the problem.
For example, many frustrated people claim they don’t have enough time to get everything done. When the real problem is, they’ve never clearly determined what it is God wants them to do. They can’t experience satisfaction from a job well done, because they’re simply toiling day to day without even knowing what their completed goal would look like if it did happen.
Getting to the root problem, or “fixing the bump,” instead of putting up a sign, is the only way to really 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.