Someone defined time as, “The thing that keeps everything from happening at once.” That’s a good definition. But, we still have to apply some time management of our own to keep everything from happening at once.
Much of the stress we experience today is the result of too many things happening at once. The baby is crying while the phone is ringing while we’re late for an appointment when the smoke detector goes off because supper just became a burnt offering.
If that sounds like your house, maybe its time to start getting up a few minutes earlier and prayerfully planning your day better. It won’t eliminate all crises. But we don’t want to do that anyway. Some stress is good for us to keep us productive. It might however keep us from some of those times of unhealthy stress that were not in God’s perfect plan for the day.
Remember, prayerful planning, early in the day, keeps everything from happening at once and redeems 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.