Remember when you were in high school. The first day of the new school year your English teacher started class by saying, “I’m giving you an important assignment today- a term paper due when we break for Christmas on December 20th.”
Now, when did you really get busy working on that paper that was due December 20th? About December 19th most likely. Because on December 19th you suddenly realized, “I have a deadline coming!” and you got busy doing what you should have been doing in September.
God said life also has a deadline. The Bible says we have an appointment to die and after that comes the real final examination. You would have done much better in high school if you had begun preparing for that examination earlier. Likewise God challenges us to remember Him while we are young.
The earlier we understand that we operate in this world under a deadline, the wiser we will be in the way 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.