A robber in Pennsylvania approached a convenience store clerk with wallet in hand as though he were buying something. When the register was opened, he grabbed the cash and ran, leaving his wallet, with photo ID, on the counter. Police arrested him within 20 minutes.
Some people are easier to capture than others. The same is true of our ideas. If we aren’t organized enough to capture them when they pop up, we may loose them and miss valuable opportunities God brings to mind.
But how do we capture ideas when driving down the freeway? Aside from pulling over and writing them down, the best way may be to call your own voice mail or answering machine and leave yourself a message. Many newer cell phones also have a dictation function built right into the phone that many of their owners aren’t even aware of.
However you do it, make sure you have a system for capturing ideas, 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.