Have you ever noticed the key pad on a telephone is arranged backward from the keypad on a calculator? That’s because phone keypads descended from rotary phones which had 7-8-9 on bottom. Calculators descended from early cash registers with higher numbers on top.
Today most every phone also has several memory buttons which dial frequently used numbers with one touch. That means no wrong numbers, or time spent looking up numbers. It means pushing one button instead of ten.
Most of us are aware of this feature. Yet many of us have never used this feature because it would take a few moments to enter the number the first time. That’s a little example of how we waste time by not investing time. Taking initiative now to prepare for the future is a Biblical way of thinking. God’s way is to focus on investing now in order to reap greater rewards later, especially in Heaven. That’s backwards of human nature but a good principle for redeeming 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.