A man complained to his Dr. “Doc, every time I drink coffee I get this stabbing pain in my right eye.” The Dr. asked, “Did you ever try taking the spoon out of the cup first?”
Lots of people it seems have “I” problems. Their entire daily focus is on me, myself, and I. Language research shows that one of the most commonly used words in any language is “I”. But it doesn’t take much research to figure out the number one concern of most people is “I”.
Today as you meet new people, be conscious of how much time you spend talking about yourself. Try your best to tip the conversation to the interest of the other person or to the Lord. Be sure to learn their name and use it often during conversation. Remember to smile and look them in the eye.
Jesus gave us the example of living a life focused on serving others. Let’s follow that example today if we want 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.