Anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple. But only God can count the number of apples in a seed. By that I mean, only God can see the final end of the little things He is calling you to do today. Only God can accurately see the future.
That’s why the wisest plan for using our time has to be centered and focused on following God and His plan for our lives. Our tendency is to think short term. “What will give me the most immediate pleasure?” or “What will bring me the most recognition?” God’s plan however is just the opposite. His way focuses on the long term. It asks, “What will bring the greatest result at the end of my earthly journey?” or “What can I do today that will make the greatest difference in eternity?”
Stay open to the Lord today. Yield your schedule to Him. The “little things” He may want you to do, could be the seeds that will someday yield much fruit and 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.