A reporter interviewed a couple on their 60th wedding anniversary and asked the key to their successful marriage. The husband replied, “We decided 60 years ago that she would make the small decisions and I would make the big decisions. And in the past 60 years we’ve never had a big decision.”
At least this couple had a plan in place for family decision making, which probably meant they avoided wasting time floundering over simple family decisions.
Imagine how chaotic and inefficient a business would be if there were no clear lines of authority and responsibility. Imagine a church with no appointed leadership or no members officially assigned to coordinate specific ministries. Nothing could be accomplished under those circumstances. Yet somehow many people think the family is different, that there is no need for clear authority or structure.
The truth is, God wants everything we do to be done with excellence. That’s why He established order in the family- so we could 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.