Your automobile is an amazing machine. Consider what’s involved in turning raw materials into a finished car: The sand and heat used to make the glass, the metal that had to be mined, the complex chemicals used to create paint, Freon, and antifreeze, or the computers that control a new car.
Your car didn’t come into existence overnight. Over a century of engineering went into building that machine. The point: Any product requires a process to create it. And processes take time.
The Apostle Paul knew the product he wanted. His desire was “that I may know Him (Jesus) and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.” A few verses later he emphasized the process by which he would attain that product, when he said, “I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Keeping our focus on the product gives direction to the process and shows us how 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.