Someone said, “The safest place for a ship to be is in the harbor. But that is not what ships were made for”
Using your time to your fullest potential will often involve taking risks. It will involve getting out of your comfort zones and doing the thing God really wants you to do, regardless of what negative consequences you think might happen.
An example might be sharing our faith. We can come up with all sorts of reasons why we’re too busy to participate in church outreach. My plate is full we cry. But the real reason is not lack of time, it is fear of talking to strangers about our faith. We’d never admit it to others, but we just feel safer in the harbor.
What great thing would you attempt for the Lord if you knew you could not fail? Why not set sail today and go for it! Time is passing quickly. If you are ever to do great things for the Lord, you must begin now by pulling up anchor and 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.