I came across a list of funny bumper stickers recently which included:
-If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving isn’t for you.
-Old age comes at a bad time.
-I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
And my favorite, “First things first- just not necessarily in that order.” That last one captures the essence of why many people fail to redeem the time. They know what they should be doing and they have in mind to do it. The problem is they aren’t committed to doing it today.
But learning to do first things first is a skill every Christian must learn if we are to become the best possible stewards of the time God has given us. Many people claim they just don’t have time to get it all done. And that’s true because no one gets it all done. That’s why we have to make sure we’re getting the most important things done first.
Remember, when we do first things first we 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.