William Gladstone was a man of extraordinary accomplishment. He was elected prime minister of Great Britain four times and was the most prominent man in politics in his day. One of the keys to his accomplishment was his view of time and priorities. He once said:
“To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does, but also what he purposely leaves undone. There is a limit to the work that can go out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is still wiser who, from among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best.”
That’s a powerful quote for us as Christians to consider on living for what really matters. It’s excellent advice for those who would 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.