Many people claim they never have time for a vacation. When actually the problem is they take their vacation all through the year in extra 15 minute gossip sessions at the water cooler, extended lunch breaks, and overlong chat sessions with coworkers.
The idea of a vacation is a good one. And most of us can afford one if we discipline ourselves to work during work time. In fact, an extended vacation is a tactic some people use to refresh themselves mid-career. One former U.S. Secretary of Education booked a passage on a cargo ship from California to Australia after leaving office. A Fortune 500 executive told how she preferred to take one three week vacation instead of three one week vacations. For her, it took the better part of a week just to get settled into the vacation spot.
The bottom line is use the strategy that works best for you. God wants you to be diligent, but He also includes rest as part of 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.