Optimist on his Funeral

Fred was asked what he wanted the last words at his funeral to be. He carefully thought through the question and responded, “Wait! Hold everything! Look, he’s moving!”

At least Fred was an optimist. Unfortunately he wasn’t a realist. Many of us are just like Fred. We don’t think very realistically about the end of life. More often than not, we tend to think we have more time to accomplish the things we want to do in life than what we really have.

One of the devil’s favorite tactics is to convince people that there will be a better time, just a little further down the road, when their situation will change, and that’s when they’ll really take hold; that’s when they’ll really start serving God with their whole heart.

But meanwhile, “Life” is what’s passing us by while we’re waiting on life to begin. Satan’s favorite word is “tomorrow.” But the Bible says now is the time to start serving God with your whole heart and redeeming 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.

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