Outrunning a Lion

Two wildlife photographers suddenly realized a lion was starting to charge in their direction. The first man dropped his camera, took off his boots, and started putting on his tennis shoes. The other said, “You’re changing shoes? You can’t outrun a lion.” He responded, “That’s true. But all I have to do is outrun you.”

At least the first man had a strategy for winning, which is more than can be said for many Christians. It’s amazing how little time we actually devote to creating a strategy for life. God has a special purpose and plan for every individual. Yet few people ever realize their full potential and fulfill God’s plan, because they have no strategy for getting God’s best for their life.

Many people spend more time planning their vacation than they do their career. Some young people develop more of a strategy for winning a football game than they do winning at life. But having a strategy, for this life and the next, is vital for 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.

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