Two men watched as a truck loaded with fresh green sod for a new house passed by. One of them remarked, “Yea, some day when I’m rich I’m gonna send my grass out to have it cut too.
Most of us haven’t reached the place of shipping out our yards to be cut, but some people do seem to find lots of ways to do yard work.
For example, do you really need all those bushes that require constant trimming? Could a slower growing grass work just as well? How often do you really need to rake leaves? Can you even tell the next day that you raked them? Ask yourself- “What is the worst thing that will likely happen if I don’t do this job?” Ask, “Is there anything else I could do with my time instead of this that would have greater benefit to the Kingdom of God?” Finally, ask “Should I be doing this myself or could I pay a neighborhood boy or girl a few dollars to do this while I do something else?
Keeping a good yard is part of keeping a good testimony. But keeping a perfect yard is probably not redeeming 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.