Have you ever wondered why they have such extreme settings on toasters? On the one end you have a setting so light it doesn’t begin to create toast. On the other end is a setting so high no human being in their right mind would consume the horribly burnt crisp which comes out after it sets off all the smoke detectors in your house.
Actually there are one a few settings right in the middle that are really useful for creating toast. In some ways that’s how life is. We spend many years at the beginning of life learning and preparing for a productive life. On the other end of life, we often find we can no longer do the things we’d like to do for the Lord.
In between those seasons of life there is a small window of time when we can be fully productive for the Lord. Every season of life is important, but during that window of maximum productivity we must be especially mindful 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.