Who is wiser, one who merely spends money or one who invests it? The one who invests it naturally. The person who mindlessly spends without considering the long term value of his purchase will end up a poor man.
There is another commodity more valuable than our money. It’s our time. Each day we are given many opportunities to merely spend time or to invest it. Smart investing means putting resources where they will produce the greatest results. That may mean stocks, bonds or real estate for money investors, but when it comes to investing time it means people.
When we spend time getting more things or seeking pleasure and amusement for ourselves, we’ve chosen to invest time in something with very low returns. But when we spend time with people, especially our families, we’ve chosen to make an investment that will result in rewards throughout eternity.
So remember don’t just spend time, invest it wisely for the greatest return. Then you will genuinely 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.