What You Didn’t Do

Mark Twain said, “20 years from now you will be more disappointed over the things you did not do than by the things you did which failed.”

Many of us as Christians plod through life doing what we’ve always done the way we’ve always done it because, well, that’s the way we’ve always done it. Why not take 5 minutes today to consider if there is something out of the ordinary which you could do that would point people to Jesus.

Maybe you could stop by a Christian bookstore on the way home from work today and buy five Gospel tracts to leave in a restroom or phone booth. How about dropping your pastor a note of encouragement or volunteering to help a widow from your church or community. These are things which don’t take much time but they do require initiative. They require us to think and to be alert to the opportunities God is continually bringing into our lives. And that’s a vital part of “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.

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