Just after communism fell, my wife and I served as missionaries to Czechoslovakia. Lots of things there took some getting used to. One was our communist designed refrigerator.
On the inside at the level of the top shelf, a button stuck out that cut the refrigerator off when pushed. The problem was, any time your milk jug happened to touch the side of the refrigerator, it would shut down, spoil your food, and have to be reset.
While that reset button was pretty useless, others could be quite helpful. Many times we find ourselves wasting time in a dead end career that doesn’t allow us to accomplish anything for the Kingdom of God and doesn’t provide very well for us either. Yet we stay with that job year after year because we are afraid to push our mental reset button and think in different terms.
But your mental reset button might be the one you ought to push if you want 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.