Everyone needs a purpose. God created us with a need to live focused lives. We need something big enough to live for and, if need be, big enough to die for. Yet the majority of people simply drift through life without ever fully connecting with a great purpose.
One problem is that many people substitute a life filled with activity for a life filled with purpose. But comparing the two is like comparing lightning to a lightning bug. They have some similarities, but the power they are able to generate is vastly different.
An activity filled life is one that keeps us busy enough to keep us from really considering the deeper issues of heaven, hell, eternity, and our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Knowing God’s purpose for our lives on the other hand gives us the direction we need each day to stay busy doing what we should be doing to please the Lord.
Which one characterizes your life- activity or purpose? Remember, it takes purpose, not just activity, 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.