Are you an offensive person? If not, you should be. I don’t mean having bad breath or being obnoxious and rude, but rather going on the offensive to get things done.
Someone has noted that we spend time in three different modes: Defensive, Maintaining, and Offensive.
Defensive time is putting out fires, responding to crisis and being controlled by events.
Maintaining time is staying on top of what has to be done. Things are more in control and routine. It’s a better place to be.
Offensive time goes a step further. Is not only being in control and getting things done, but taking initiative, conquering new territory, expanding our borders and sharpening our techniques. This is the most productive and satisfying time.
Too many Christians are wasting time being defensive, or at best maintaining, when God wants them on the offensive. How about you? How is most of your time spent? Remember, you have to be offensive if you really 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.