One way to picture a successful day is to think of each day’s achievements as spokes in a bicycle tire. The length of each of each spoke represents the degree of success in a different area of life.
One spoke might represent your finances. Another might be your family life. Other spokes might include your walk with God, your physical and mental health, or your relationships with other people.
If we consistently have great success in only one of these areas at the expense of all others, we’re not achieving well rounded success, and we need to schedule whatever adjustments are needed to lengthen the other spokes and even things out. God’s plan for our lives is not one-sided. It is well rounded.
A ride on a bike with bumpy, unbalanced wheels would not be much fun. Neither is there much joy in an out of balance life. It’s only the well grounded, well rounded Christian who really redeems 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.