Be careful what you set your heart on when you’re 15 because you will probably have it when you are thirty. Be careful what you set your heart on when you’re thirty because you will probably have it when you are 60.
Scripture warns, “Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” Whatever you set your heart on will control how you spend your time. That’s why God told us in Colossians to set our affections on things above not on things of the earth. The thing you set your heart on becomes the guiding force, the point of reference for evaluating every activity that requires your time.
Just imagine the results of a 15 year old who sets their affections on winning other young people to Christ. By the time they reach 30 they could have a lifetime of spiritual fruit as they make it a habit 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.