A man watched as two workers made their way down the street. One would dig a hole and the other would follow a few minutes later filling dirt right back in the same hole. Overcome with curiosity the bystander asked, what they were doing. “We’re the tree planting crew.” They said, “But the guy who puts the trees in the hole is out sick.”
It might do all us good to stop and reexamine our daily habits. Our nature is to gravitate toward our comfort zones, that is, to do what we’ve always done the way we’ve always done it. And that’s ok, as long as what we’re doing is still the best way to do what God wants us to do. But being creatures of habit, we often spend time on things we should have long ago dropped just because we’re resistant to change.
Instead, ask God which of your routines glorify Him and which ones don’t. It will keep you spiritually fresh and alive and help you 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.