I recently read of a missionary who was reviewing his life and those who had given him advice down through the years. He said:
Amongst many who sought to deter me was one dear old Christian gentleman whose crowning argument always was, “The cannibals! You will be eaten by cannibals!” At last I replied “Mr. Dickson, you are advanced in years now, and your own prospect is soon to be laid in the grave, there to be eaten by worms; I confess to you that if I can but live and die serving and honoring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms.”
I thought that little story gave an excellent example of someone not focused on preserving his life at any cost in order to have more time in this world. His focus was instead to use whatever time God gave him to advance the cause of Christ, and that’s the right perspective for anyone who wants 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.