Levers are amazing things. Laws of physics tell us that levers multiply our energy by allowing us to move objects much larger than we could by hand. It has been theorized that if you have a large enough lever you could move the whole world.
This principle of leverage extends to other areas as well. Real estate investors, for example, often buy property with small down payments so that their $10,000 investment gives them control of a $100,000 property. The principle is one of using what you have to its greatest possible influence.
Leverage is also an important principle in time management. Jesus demonstrated leverage when He sent out the disciples to bring the Gospel to a wider audience than He would have had time to do Himself. His effectiveness was multiplied and today the Gospel is preached worldwide.
As you consider your day, think of ways you can leverage your time through better planning, using the right tools, or getting the right help so you’ll 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.