“He’s so heavenly minded he’s no earthly good.” You’ve probably heard that expression before. And I suppose there may be someone somewhere who that applies to. But how many people have you actually met that were too focused on the things of God and using too much of their time and energy preparing themselves and others for eternity?
Someone defined a “fanatic” as “a person who loves Jesus more than you do.” I think there’s some truth in that definition. Christians should have a whole different set of priorities for how we want to use time from what the world has. Jesus had very stern warnings in the Book of Revelation to those lukewarm professing Christians who were living just like the world around them.
Would any of your non-Christian friends consider you a fanatic? If not, consider becoming one. F-A-N-A-T-I-C. It stands for Friends And Neighbors All Together In Christ. They’re the ones who 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.