It’s not what you know that matters. What counts is what you do with what you know.
Often a boss sends an employee on a training mission where he receives valuable information which could give the company a real boost. But on the return flight, instead of making action points of how the information will be implemented, the employee decides to catch the in flight movie. The notes are filed away and forgotten, and company money is wasted.
Christians often attend Bible conferences, revival meetings, or seminars which give them a renewed vision for serving God, but the enthusiasm soon fizzles unless action points are listed out and implemented. The Bible warns about those who are hearers of the Word but not doers of the Word.
Remember, next time you sit thorough a sermon, or a workplace meeting make specific written action points of what you will do with the new information. Because it’s not what you know, but what you do with what you know that 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.