It has been said that we tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in one year, but we also tend to underestimate what we can accomplish in 5 years.
Long range planning is a valuable exercise for gaining control of our time. Long range goals give a sense of purpose and direction to our lives. They let us know where we’re going and allow us to plan how we’ll get there. Long range plans give vision and hope.
Ultimately the most important long range plan is where we plan to spend eternity. God says it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgement. Have you made your plans for eternity yet? If not, you have never made the most important decision of your life. Settling the question of your eternal destiny is the most important 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.