What are you afraid of? When we spend time worrying about all the things that can go wrong, we are generally not spending time trying to improve our situation which means that worrying about things actually increases the chances that things will go wrong.
In the Bible, after his calalmities struck, Job said “That which I feared is come upon me.” Job expressed a problem that keeps many people from being used of God to their fullest potential, spending time and energy worrying instead of doing our best and leaving the results to God.
A survey of high-tech employees found those who spent “a lot” of time worrying about their jobs were 17 % less productive than workers who “seldom” or “never” worry about their jobs.
Accepting the fact that we will inevitably experience both successes and failures in our work frees us to spend time thinking about what we can do, not what we can’t, and that’s a much better way to 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.