Oswald Chambers, who is remembered for his classic book, “My Utmost for His Highest,” once said “God can use one person who has been totally transformed by God more than 100 who have simply been touched.”
That’s a very accurate observation. One person with a commitment, in any endeavor, can accomplish more than 100 with a passing interest. People with an interest will never make the sacrifices needed to see a project through difficult places. They like being on board when things are going well, and the crowds, fun and excitement are at a peak. But when adversity comes, and God allows a time of testing, the masses become like the seed planted in shallow ground.
Remember, it is while you are in the valley that you will grow the food you’ll eat on the mountaintop. That why God is looking for solid people who, whether in the valley or on the mountaintop, will be just as committed 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.