A bumper sticker read, “All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and higher pay for not getting it done.”
While most of us wouldn’t say it quite so bluntly as that bumper sticker, I’m afraid that is all too often the attitude of many employees in our culture today. Yet, compared to previous generations, we already have less work, more time to do it, and are getting paid more for not getting it done. The problem is our attitude.
Instead of developing a servant’s heart toward our work, like Jesus commanded us to do, the modern mindset is, “How can I get more money for less work?” The result is we often frustrate our employer and end up getting even less.
I like the way motivational speaker Zig Ziglar puts it. He says, “You can get everything you want in life, if you’re just willing to help enough other people get what they want.” That’s Biblically sound advice for those willing 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.