George noticed his neighbor kept running out of his house several times a day to check his mail. When he asked the neighbor if he was expecting something important he replied, “No, my computer just keeps saying “You’ve got mail.”
A lot of us waste time when we don’t understand the best way to use mail or email. We often run into town to do errands, deposit checks, and sign papers that could be done just as easily by mail or email. The next time someone asks for your signature, ask them if they can mail it to you. Most of the time, they can mail it if they want to it’s just easier for them not to.
The problem is, there is no such thing as a “quick trip to town.” Every trip involves breaking your concentration and risking unexpected delays.
There’s a lot of work to be done in the short time before Jesus returns. Let’s use the mail to redeem that 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.