I once served as a missionary in a country where it was the custom of most businesses to close for the lunch hour. As an American this took some getting used to for me, as even banks and large department stores would suddenly close in the middle of the day. But what really created culture shock was one day when I went by a little restaurant only to find the familiar “Closed for lunch” sign.
I’m not judging whether that cultural difference was right or wrong. But I have seen a lot of people who were “out to lunch” when they should have been taking care of their business. Proverbs 27:23 says “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.” Everything we accomplish in life, at home or work, requires continual management in order to succeed.
What task has God specifically given you to accomplish today? Don’t let Him find you “out to lunch” when you should be 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.