A few years ago, I had a house with two water supplies. I had a well and pump which provided free water and, as a back-up, a connection to a neighbor’s water, which I could use for $1 per day.
One day my pump failed. It was a busy day so I thought, “I’m not going to mess with that pump today just to save one dollar. I’ll use my neighbor’s water.” So I opened the valve. But the next day was also busy and I thought, “I’m not going to mess with that pump today. My time is worth much more than one dollar.” The process repeated itself for the next few days until I forgot about the pump until two months had gone by and I now owed $60, the shock of which caused me to fix the pump, a simple job, which only took a few minutes.
God wants us to be wise, and part of wisdom is overcoming procrastination by recognizing its accumulating consequences and redeeming 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.