Maybe you heard about the two-seater plane that crashed in a graveyard. Rescuers recovered 300 bodies.
Some recovery efforts make more sense than others. The ones that make the least sense from a time management perspective are the ones that never should have happened in the first place. They’re the ones that come from a lack of preventive maintenance. We don’t take two minutes to get safety goggles and we loose two weeks of work recovering from an injury. We don’t give 5 minutes to signing and mailing the important paper from the tax collector and we spend a week preparing for an audit.
Recovery efforts carry a heavy price tag in time and money. Prevention on the other hand is generally fast and cheap. That’s why God’s Word encourages us to think ahead. He wants us to foresee consequences, in this life and the next, so we’ll practice prevention and 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.