Sun and rain are the two main sources of growth and nutrition for a tree. But once a tree has fallen, those same natural elements of sun and rain will cause it to rot.
In much the same way, whether we become productive people and grow in Christ or rot away and become useless, doesn’t depend on our circumstances. It is how we respond to those circumstances and redeem the time each day. There are countless illustrations of people born into poverty who worked hard and finished their lives with extraordinary success. Others were born into wealth, yet squandered their inheritance in a short time.
What circumstances are hindering you today from experiencing God’s best? How will you respond to them? Will you benefit from them as a living tree and use them for growth? Or will you simply be dead wood and let them further decay your potential?
Take hold. Do the right thing. Choose life. And 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.