I came across a quote recently that caught my attention. It said, “Nobody who gave his best ever regretted it.” At first I thought, “That’s a good quote. I’ll make a radio program on that.” But as I thought it through a bit more, I realized it was not a completely accurate thought.
There are many people today who are giving their best, but they are giving it to the wrong cause. Multitudes of successful businessmen regretfully reach the end of their career with broken families because they gave their best working 12 hour days for companies where they are quickly forgotten. Cult members often put Christians to shame by the zeal they show in giving their best for their cause. But when they stand before God in judgment, they’ll regret having followed a lie and will curse those who deceived them.
It’s not just giving your best, but giving your best at what God calls you to do that produces a life of no regrets 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.