Someone has defined mid-life crisis as the point at which a man realizes he is not going to be able to accomplish everything he set out to do.
When we are 20 we tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in a lifetime. It seems that with 40 or 50 years ahead of us, we can do just about anything and everything. But by the time we’re 40 we begin to realize we have limitations. A wise person will carefully talk with God each day of life’s journey to make sure they are doing all God wants them to do while at the same time not following fanciful dreams that will only lead to failure and disappointment.
Time is precious whether we are 20, 40, or 95. There is no stage of life where we have the luxury of wasting time. Learning to set realistic goals early in life and following them through to completion can avoid the so called mid-life crisis. Realistic goals also give guidance each day for 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.