Perhaps you heard about the executive that hired a new secretary who hadn’t worked in an office environment for the past 20 years. He knew he was in trouble when he found white out on the computer screen the next day.
There is no question that we must learn new technology if we want to be productive and remain relevant. There are many technology devices and software which can save time if used properly. But there are also many that can waste time if they aren’t really needed or if they perform a task we could do quicker without them.
Before you buy your next electronic gizmo, consider three questions:
1) How long will it take to learn? 2) Will it really solve a problem for me? 3) Do I really need it or do I just want it?
If you still think you need it, pray about it and wait one week before you buy. Let God show you if it will really 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.