Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Washington and became a famous statesman. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.
Too many Christians are like that second boll weevil. We’re settling for a lot less than God’s best for our lives. Not that everyone is to go to Washington and become a statesman or Wall Street and strike it rich, but many of us are achieving less than our full potential because we simply don’t use our time in ways that produce results.
Did the television program you watched last night really bring you any closer to getting God’s best for your life? Can you honestly say you were closer to the Lord after viewing it?
What you are doing might not be horrible, but just the lesser of two evils. But if you aren’t doing God’s best, you really aren’t 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.