Will Rogers said, “We will spend half our life trying to find something to do with the time we rushed through life trying to save.”
Will was right. In today’s culture, the highest goal many people work for is to have a good retirement. And while planning for retirement is a smart thing to do, for the Christian it is not to be the main focus and goal we are working toward. Rather we should be thinking longer term than even retirement and using our time each day to prepare for the stage of life which comes after retirement, that is, our eternal destiny.
What good is it to retire early with lots of money and lots of time on your hands and have no sense of purpose or usefulness to your life? Merely traveling and seeking pleasure grows tiresome after a while. Boredom, disappointment and depression are major problems for those who work all their life just to retire.
It’s only when our focus is on things eternal that we truly 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.