I read recently of a family of six who took a trip to Hawaii. As you can imagine, it was a big event for everyone. However, some of the family members prepared differently than others for the big event.
The two youngest children checked out a book on Hawaii, gathered brochures, studied maps and made mental and physical lists of everything they wanted to see and do on their once in a lifetime vacation. The parents and the two older children took a, “We’ll just go and see what happens,” approach.
When the big event finally came, the parents and older children grew cranky, bored and even complained after the second day until they eventually gave in and followed the lead of the younger members, who showed them what to do and how to enjoy the island.
What has God called you to do today? Will you simply drift through the day and hope it happens, or do you have a plan to make it happen so you’ll 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.