Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to coach out a gunman who they believed had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing right beside them, shouting great appeals to come out and give himself up.
Sometimes we might need to just step back from a situation and take a look around us. We waste time when we get mentally bogged down with a problem or situation that requires creative thought and we’re simply at a dead end. Pastors working on a sermon or teachers preparing a lesson can often benefit from a 20 minute break to take a walk around the block. Maybe you need to go talk to the Lord about your assignment and ask Him for wisdom to know what you should do.
Knowing when to take a break to allow your mind to recover and refocus is an important skill to learn if we want 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.