If you’ve ever gone hiking with a group of people, you know one of the worst things that can happen is to fall behind the group. That’s because when the group stops for their 15 minute break you’re just arriving when the group is ready to pack up and go again. So you have to either forfeit your break or continue to lag behind.
When we get behind on any project things go wrong. The letter that could have been sent for a few pennies, now costs several dollars to send overnight. People become irritated with you when you’re forced to ask for special accommodations due to your tardiness. You run the risk that there will be no more rooms or reservations available for you. You miss opportunities and have no room for mistakes.
Those are reasons why God compares a lazy person to a great waster. When tempted to procrastinate, remember, bringing up the rear is not the road to a happy life, neither is it 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.