God met with a man and asked him to take three rocks in a wagon to the top of a hill. Eager to please God, the man cheerfully obeyed, singing praises to the Lord as he went.
Soon a friend heard where he was going and asked if he would mind carrying an extra rock he had been needing to get up the hill himself but he just hadn’t had time. “I’d be delighted to!” the man replied. And off he went, a bit more burdened, but grateful he could serve his friend while serving the Lord.
But in each town he passed while going up the hill, another friend persuaded him to take another little burden of theirs until finally as he neared the top, the load became so heavy the man gave up the journey and became angry with God, asking, “Why did you give such a heavy load to bear?” Then, God took out the extra rocks and the burden became light again.
Remember, it is the extra rocks, which God never asked you to carry, that are hindering you from 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.