What could be a worse use of time than doing nothing? The answer? Doing something that is really nothing.
The person who is doing nothing generally realizes they are doing nothing and they stand a decent chance to correct their situation if they stop and think about it. But the person who is doing something that amounts to nothing is deluding himself into thinking he is doing something when he is really doing nothing. This is a more dangerous predicament to be in than simply doing nothing!
Satan continually tries to fill our lives with activities of little or no value. As long as we are doing something it helps us rationalize and avoid doing the thing God really wants us to do. It’s not enough to just substitute doing something for doing nothing. The important thing is to be sure you are doing God’s best!
So, what should you be doing RIGHT NOW if you are 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.