Fast, cheap, and quality. Those are the three things we look for when we need a new product or service. The problem is we can’t get all three.
We may get it fast and cheap but it won’t be quality. We can get it fast and quality, but that won’t be cheap. Or we can get it quality and cheap, but it won’t be fast.
One of the reasons we want to manage our time well is so we don’t get caught in the trap of needing things fast. If we’re not in a hurry, we can focus on the other two considerations and get quality merchandise at a good price. Let’s say you need a special item for the church retreat in 2 days. You might find a good one on the internet but now you have to pay express shipping on it. Not taking time to plan ahead cost you money.
But, following the Biblical pattern of planning ahead allows us to focus on getting quality things at a good price. That’s a great bonus for 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.