Two little robins sat perched in a tree as a farmer plowed his field leaving behind rows of delicious worms in the fresh soil. As the farmer left, they immediately began feasting upon the vulnerable little creatures. They ate so many they soon found their stuffed bodies couldn’t even fly so they decided to lie down and bask in the hot sun. Moments later a cat sprang out from the bushes and devoured the little sunbathers. As he finished the last morsel he said to himself..mmm …I sure do like baskin robins!
There are things we like and things we don’t like. Redeeming the time means learning to do the things we are supposed to do when we are supposed to do them regardless of what we like or don’t like. The path of least resistance seldom if ever leads to God’s best. God’s best requires discipline and sacrifice in our use of time. Self control and self denial are not optional add-ons to the Christian life. Not only are they keys to good time management but they’re vital to spiritual growth even when they mean avoiding “baskin robins”.
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.