Success has been defined as “Achieving the great works God planned for me.” That’s a great definition, but it requires good time management, among other things, to achieve.
Management expert Don Aslett writes, “We’re all great managers when things are going our way, right on schedule! But if the flight is delayed on the runway for two hours and we miss our connection or the wedding, “it” doesn’t arrive in the mail, something expensive on the car breaks right before the trip, we have a fire or flood, or someone “totally trustworthy” breaks their word- these are true tests of management. That straight shot at things we imagine and plan for seldom comes to pass without detours and unscheduled surprises of all kinds.
If however we know where we’re going and why, a whole stack of well-organized opposition will just be steppingstones on the way.”
I like his perspective. Because knowing and doing the will of God, regardless of circumstances, is required to successfully 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.