There’s no egg in eggplant nor is there ham in hamburger; neither is there apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
The point is lots of things are not what they appear to be. And understanding that point can save us a lot of time. How often have we joined a club or class or taken on a new sport or hobby only to soon realize it just didn’t do for us what we thought it would do. Our tendency is to stay with those unsatisfying activities instead of finding something better.
Can you think of something you once enjoyed and felt was useful but now you just keep doing it out of habit? As Christians, our time is too valuable to spend mindlessly. Have the courage to pull out of those things which no longer fit where God is leading you and replace them with those that do. You’ll be much happier and you’ll 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.