Did you hear about the man who was so old he no longer bought green bananas?
Well if that joke were true, we could at least say he took into account his remaining years when making his daily plans. And that’s more than many of us do when it comes to thinking about our time. One of the reasons so many people arrive at retirement in poor health and with little means of support is a lack of lifetime planning.
Life planning requires initiative and daily effort. It’s much easier to spend an evening watching sitcoms and eating chips and dip, than it is to go for a brisk walk in the park and hand out Gospel tracts with your children. But, which one will you be glad you did at the end of your life?
So what are your plans for this evening? Learning to think and plan for a lifetime, not just a lunch time is a much better way 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.