Several years ago, two ladies became so focused on the negatives of their workplace, and thus unhappy with their jobs at Western Union, that they secretly made a plan to both quit on a certain day.
Perhaps to make the management realize what good employees they had lost, the two women dressed in their best clothes and went to work an hour early the last day. They cleaned up the kitchen and made coffee for their coworkers who they greeted that day with unusual enthusiasm and friendliness. As the day progressed, their coworkers noticed how well they treated the customers who also were delighted with the ladies attention.
At the end of the day, instead of quitting, the two ladies decided this was the best job they had ever had and they had better hold on to it.
These ladies discovered that feelings follow action. As they obeyed the Scriptural command to work diligently they found their attitude changed and their work became enjoyable when they learned to 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.