Have you ever known someone who was totally indispensable in the workplace- or at least that’s what they thought. They felt the whole enterprise would come to a crashing halt if they were out for three days.
Eventually in these situations, “Mr. Indispensable” will have a medical emergency or some other circumstance beyond his control that will take him out for a week. Usually when he returns he discovers the world didn’t disintegrate without him. And, in fact, his subordinates exercised some leadership skills they should have used long ago.
Remember, graveyards are filled with indispensable people. God gives us only one opportunity to go through this life. We have a short window of time to point our children to Christ, encourage our friends in the things of God, and take walks in the park.
Don’t wait until God allows a crisis to prove to you that you aren’t indispensable. Take time today for what really matters. It’s the best way 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.