Being Proper

Some people just love for everything to be proper and their world comes unraveled when it’s not. I think that can be a tactic of the Devil at times to keep us from being effective and from enjoying life’s little surprises.

For example, when I drive to a seminar I like to be comfortable on the way, so I wear casual clothes and if the meeting calls for it, I change into suit and tie at a gas station just before arriving where I speak. But a few years ago, that system failed me when I got to the gas station and found my suit and tie, but not my dress shoes. There was no time to buy any, so I just showed up in a suit and tie with tennis shoes. I got some strange looks when I arrived but after I explained what happened they thought it was funny and we had a good meeting.

Remember, being proper is nice, but if it doesn’t happen, you can still 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.

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