All things are created twice. If you are sitting in a car right now, that car was first created by an automotive engineer, then later by a factory worker. If you are in a building, that structure was first created by an architect then later by a building contractor.
This principle of the two creations has strong implications for time management. For example, every meeting we attend is created first by planning then by leading. If we don’t spend time creating the meeting right the first time, we’ll waste not only our own time, but other people’s time as well when we do a clumsy second creation.
Church and ministry programs often suffer when we neglect the first creation. Creating things the first time also gives us an opportunity to pray over projects to see what things shouldn’t be created the second time.
Remembering this principle of the two creations might help us find more of God’s blessing and 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.