Quickly answer this simple question: “What do you put in a toaster?” Toast, right? Wrong. You put bread in a toaster and you get toast out.
Sometimes we get confused over what goes in and what comes out in other areas of life as well. Computer programmers have the saying, “Garbage in, Garbage out.” It means if you feed your computer bad data you will get bad results. It’s not the computer’s fault. It’s the programmer’s fault for not carefully selecting the input.
Many people today wonder why they have such “bad luck” when it really isn’t luck at all. Much of their difficulty is a result of “garbage in” thinking. Instead of using their discretionary time to fill their mind with God’s Word, they fill it with the garbage music and entertainment of the world. The result is a soul that eventually overflows with garbage.
But, while “garbage in garbage out” is true, its also true that putting the good stuff in brings the good stuff out and redeems 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.