An evangelist said he used to think every invitation to speak had to be the will of God, until one day he got two invitations for the same date.
With today’s rushed schedules we often find ourselves needing to be in two places at once. But God only made it possible for us to be in one place doing one thing at a time. The challenge then, is knowing exactly what God wants us to do.
One way to know God’s will is to ask the question- “What activity is there, that I and only I, can do, that if done well could have great results throughout eternity?”
Let’s say you’re a pastor who receives a last minute invitation to speak at a luncheon next week. Problem is you’ve already promised your son you’ll go camping for his birthday that day.
There are several people who could speak to the luncheon but your child has only one daddy. Focusing on what only you can do, will 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.