Working out of the home can be a great time saver. The advantages are numerous, including zero commuting time and a being much more available to your children. The ability to set your own hours is also a great benefit.
But the other side of working from home is the temptation to not set firm work hours. That results in a tendency on the part of those who work at home to feel they can never be free from work. We can’t leave work at work because home is the workplace. The way to counter that is to establish set hours for work. Obviously there will be some flexibility when necessary, but our general rule should be that we establish a time to work and a time to stop working.
The world’s way of thinking is that freedom is the absence of rules. But that’s really the route to bondage. God’s method for those who work at home or anywhere else is flexible structure as the 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.