If you could describe a day when you successfully redeem the time what would it look like? One definition of a success is “A man who gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between those two events does what God wanted him to do.”
A lot of people go to bed frustrated every night with a gnawing feeling that somehow they missed it. Somehow they didn’t really get done what they should have gotten done. Sometimes that feeling may be from the Lord. He’s prompting you to consider your time and how you spend it. He wants you to focus more on things that matter.
In other cases however, that same feeling can come from Satan, the one the Bible refers to as the “accuser of our brethren.” The way to discern which direction the feeling is coming from is to simply ask, “Did I do what God wanted me to do today.”
If the answer is “yes,” don’t worry, you’ve redeemed 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.