Michaelangelo spent four grueling years on his back painting over 400 larger than life figures on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The task was so demanding that when he finished friends hardly recognized him because he had aged so much. When asked one day why he was working so diligently in a dark corner of a chapel on a painting no one would ever see, Michaelangelo replied, “God will see”
You will likely be tempted today to cut corners and take the easy way out of your work. Maybe, you think, no one will ever know. But as Michaelangelo, said, God will see and that’s really what matters most. That’s why we should consider the words of Scripture to do our work heartily as unto the Lord and not unto men.
Doing our work to please God instead of man means we are 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.