Peter Drucker, considered the greatest authority on corporate management in our day, advises: “you must take time for your opportunities as well as for your problems.”
That’s good advice in the corporate world, but its also good advice for us as Christians. It’s true. Most of us don’t have trouble finding time to respond to a crisis. They create a sense of urgency that makes us want to drop everything to focus on the crisis. The problem is we have never learned how to do the same thing with our opportunities.
We think opportunities will still be there later when we have more time. But that’s not true. God gives us windows of opportunity lasting only a short season. A wise person will recognize those opportunities and drop everything else to take advantage of them.
Is there an important opportunity God has brought your way? Maybe there is someone you could share the Gospel with? Making time for your opportunities just like you make time for your crises is a smart 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.