A trucking company put their slogan on the back of their company’s vehicle, “We Always Go the Extra Mile.” But someone scrawled in the dirt just below it: That’s Because We Missed the Last Exit.
If that were true it might reflect the philosophy of some Christians today. They’ll give time to the Lord’s work, but only if it doesn’t interfere too much with what they really want to do. How many hours for example have you given to a church ministry during the past month. I don’t mean just attending church. That’s the basics. But during the last month, how often have you given time to volunteer at a rescue mission, work on a church bus route, visit a nursing home, or become actively involved in some other outreach of your local congregation?
If everyone was as involved as you are, would your church be winning more souls to Christ or fewer? It’s something to think about, if you want 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.