In most any project God sends our way there is a limiting step involved in the completion of that project. By that I mean there is a bottleneck somewhere that holds back the pace at which work on the project can be completed. For example, when my family goes for a walk, the pace at which we can move is determined by the speed at which the slowest child can walk.
To be good stewards of our time, we need to consciously identify the limiting step in any project under our control. For example, as our family has grown, serving leftovers was becoming difficult because everyone had to take turns waiting on the microwave to heat their plate of food. We remedied this limiting step by purchasing a second microwave.
God wants us to be a productive people who live for Him to our full potential. By identifying your limiting step and doing what you can to improve it, you’ll serve Him better by redeeming 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.