Someone said you know you’re in midlife when your parents think you drive too fast but your children think you drive too slow.
That thought sort of captures the essence of being in those in between years we call mid life. During youth, we’re in a hurry to try new adventures and see new things. We have the strength of our youth, but often don’t have the wisdom or maturity to apply ourselves to activities that are useful in the Kingdom of God. When we get older, we have the wisdom and maturity but we no longer have the energy and vigor to carry out our heart’s desire to do something significant with our lives.
That’s what makes good time management such a vital skill for those in midlife to learn and practice. Life itself is very short. But the season of life when we have both wisdom and strength is shorter still. That makes it all the more vital that we are careful during that season 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.