If you need some encouragement to do something meaningful with your life read a biography of William Carey. One of his life’s mottos was, “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”
William Carey was a living example of that motto. In 1793 he left England for India where he worked without furlough as a pioneer missionary until his death 41 years later. Along with evangelism and church planting, Carey also established hospitals, schools, a savings bank, the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India, and a Bengali newspaper. He oversaw the start of India’s first printing press, paper mill and steam engine. He wrote a Bengali-English dictionary and founded the first Christian college in Asia. He translated the complete Bible into six languages and portions of Scripture into 29 others.
You and I may not have the same calling as William Carey, but remembering his example and his words, “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” may help us 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.