What do you pour yourself into more- your work or your family? For most men in today’s society the answer is undoubtedly our work. That’s where the creative energy is spent and the enthusiasm is generated. That’s how we identify ourselves when meeting new people and explaining who we are.
Having spoken on redeeming the time in 49 states and many foreign countries over the past 20 years, I’ve had a unique opportunity to dialogue with many people about the subject of how we spend time. In those conversations, I’ve consistently heard one regret from older men, especially those in ministry. “I wish I had spent more time with my children growing up.”
If you died tomorrow, your employer would easily have you replaced in two weeks, but your family would feel the loss the rest of their lives.
Perhaps you’ve heard this point made before, agreed with it, but done nothing about it. This time, don’t procrastinate. Initiate change before it’s too late 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.