Two women were walking down the street when one noticed a compact mirror on the sidewalk. She picked it up and said, “Hmm, this person looks familiar.” The second lady said, “Here, let me see.” She looked at it and said, “I can’t believe you didn’t recognize this person. It’s me!”
At least the second lady knew herself better than the first one. And that probably meant she managed her time better as well.
Each of us have our own particular strengths and weaknesses. In Scripture, God calls them our spiritual gifts. Examples include teaching, exhorting, showing mercy, and giving. Knowing what your spiritual gifts are will allow you to spend more time in the areas where your gifts lie. Those are the areas where your efforts will produce the greatest results and give the best return for the time invested.
To learn more about spiritual gifts study Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12. Identifying and cultivating your spiritual gift will help you 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.