The story is told of a pastor who designated an area of ground just below his kitchen window as “the spot.” When a well meaning church member would give him a less than savory casserole, he would simply toss it out the kitchen window. When the cook asked next Sunday how he enjoyed his casserole, the pastor would reply, “Why sister Jones, it really hit the spot”.
You see, this pastor did not want to insult the giver by rejecting the gift.
Time is also a gift. And the giver is God. We insult the giver when we squander and waste the gift. While some gifts might be less than desirable, time is the one gift we can all use. Think of your time today as a special gift from God just for you. He wants you to use this gift. And just like Sister Jones, He will be checking back to see what you did with it and whether or not you redeemed 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.