James in Scripture describes a ship’s rudder as an instrument capable of guiding a ship to whatever destination the captain chooses. Yet, a rudder only works when the ship is moving. In the same way, we are only able to accomplish God’s will when we are using our time profitably each day, moving forward in the known will of God.
We often have a good idea of what God wants for our lives. But the problem comes in the daily grind of living our lives and using our time in ways that move us toward accomplishing God’s bigger plan.
Someone said, you can be on the right track, but if you’re sitting still, you are still going to get run over. The person who knows God’s will is on the right track. But, the one who knows God’s will and uses their time each day to move forward in fulfilling God’s will is the one who will 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.