How often have you started your day by counting through the Boeing numbers? Just like the Boeing airplanes your effort to get up starts at 727. But you hit the snooze till 737, 10 more minutes and its a 747? Till finally about 757 you jump out of bed, you rush out the door late for work not spending time with the Lord.
Did you know Scripture has a specific caution against snooze buttons? Proverbs 26:14 says as the door turneth upon its hinges so does the slothful man upon his bed. What an accurate picture of wasting time rolling back and forth in a wrestling match with our sheets. Tomorrow morning break the snooze habit. When the clock goes off, go ahead and get up, because up is where you’ve already determined you need to be if you are going 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.