Supreme court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes was on a train when the conductor came through collecting tickets. But the Justice couldn’t find his ticket and became very distraught. The conductor recognized him though, and trying to calm him said, “Don’t worry Mr. Holmes. We trust you. Just mail me your ticket when you find it.” The frustrated Mr. Holmes replied, “My dear man, that’s not the problem. I need my ticket to tell me where I am going.”
Like Mr. Holmes we as Christians need to know where we’re going every day of our lives. Far too many of us have lost our ticket. We don’t have a clear sense of purpose and direction. There is often no focused, guiding principle governing the way we spend our time.
We need instead to begin each day with a Bible and a planner asking God what we can do for Him that day. His answer will be your ticket to 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.