There have been very few times I’ve ever taken a taxi. That’s because whenever I’m in a big city I always notice the rate charts they post on the vehicle that show they get so much for the first 1/10th mile a whole bunch more for the next 10th and even more money for when they get stuck in traffic and have to sit still.
Life is like a taxi cab. The meter keeps on ticking, whether you’re going somewhere or just sitting still. In life, that meter is called time. As much as you would like to slow it down or make it stop, you simply can’t. It keeps on ticking at a steady pace.
Nobody likes wasting their money on a taxi that is sitting still. We want to be going somewhere and producing something because we are aware of that ticking meter. Likewise, when you become mindful of God’s meter, called time, ticking away your life, you’ll become equally 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.