Someone has asked the profound question, “If the professor on Gilligan’s Island could make a radio out of coconut, why couldn’t he fix a hole in a boat?”
That’s a good question. But truthfully many of us don’t use our imaginations very productively. Someone said the mightiest nation in the world is not the American nation or the Russian nation or the Chinese nation but the imagination.
How about you? How well do you use your imagination? When you are taking a walk or driving a car, is it your habit to engage your mind in some productive activity? Do you talk to God and imagine things you can do for Him? Or do you simply let time pass without improving it.
Using your imagination for creative purposes doesn’t consume any more time than just sitting idle. But developing the habit of creative thinking as you go through your daily routine could be a valuable 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.