A farmer was having trouble getting his old mule to work when he heard it was qualifying day for the Kentucky Derby. Deciding to try a different approach, he took the mule down to the track where beautiful million dollar race horses pranced about.
As the farmer approached the gate, a race official scornfully asked, “You want to enter him?” The farmer replied, “Well, I don’t figure he could win, but I thought the association might do him some good.”
The farmer understood a good time management principle. We tend to become like those we associate with. If we spend time with people whose focus is on immediate pleasures and the things of this world we will often pick up their values and priorities. Spending time with Godly people on the other hand fulfills the scripture, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.”
Is there someone you could have lunch with tomorrow who could inspire you to focus more on the things of God. Spending time with the right people is a way 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.