You probably remember time lines from your school days, like the ones that showed Columbus’s voyage, the Declaration of Independence, World War II and the first man on the moon. Those time lines were helpful tools because they put things in perspective and helped us see when events took place in relation to each other.
But time lines can also help us picture future events and make proper plans for them. For example, if you have a son or daughter between the ages of 12 and 18 you might want to make them a time line to help visualize the rest of their grade school education. You might include projected dates for college application, graduation, and work and savings goals. You’ll find a time line can help both of you plan for the future.
Time lines cover only a segment of time. At the end of every individual’s time line comes the same thing. Death- followed by judgment. On that day, we’ll be glad we planned ahead and redeemed 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.