If you want something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something you’ve never done.
Nearly all of us say we want some things we’ve never had. They might be tangible things like a better job or a certain level of income. They may be relational, like getting along better with children, parents or co-workers. For the Christian, it might be sharing our faith and leading people to Christ on a regular basis.
All these things sound good and we say we want them, yet we resist the change required in our daily schedules to achieve them. Face it. If you aren’t getting any closer to the thing you believe God wants for you, there is a reason. And that reason may simply be that you’re spending time doing what you’ve always done and somehow expecting different results.
Remember, if you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done. Making the changes needed to experience God’s best is a great way 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.