A frantic mother was trying to calm her five year old boy who was throwing a temper tantrum as the crowded plane was preparing to leave. Seeing the mother’s dilemma and realizing the passengers were quickly becoming irritated, a man in army uniform approached, whispered in the boy’s ear and pointed to the medals on his chest.
Immediately the boy was silenced.
An amazed flight attendant asked the soldier what he told the boy. He replied, “ I showed him my stars and ribbons and told him they allow me to throw one passenger out the plane door on any flight I choose.
That little boy understood authority. That’s something every Christian should understand as well. God provides various means for us to know His will in how we should use our time each day. But one of the most often overlooked is the authority figures God places over us. Checking with our authorities, such as parents, employers, and church leaders will often provide clear direction 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.