I once heard a boastful political candidate claim he was going to help his opponent “spend more time with his family.”
Obviously he was referring to the line found in nearly every political concession speech that the candidate is not really so disappointed after all that he lost because what he really wanted all along was to spend more time with his family.
Most of us can see right through those disingenuous remarks. But how sincere are we when we claim to wish we could spend more time with our family?
The truth is you are ultimately the one who decides how you spend your time. If you really do want to spend more time with your family, you have to be the one who says no to something of lesser importance so you can say yes to your spouse and children, as well as to God. But saying that “yes” is a big 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.