What makes some Christians successful in God’s work while others never seem to bear fruit? There is probably no single answer to that question, but a big part of the answer might be the same thing that makes anyone successful or unsuccessful in any field. Habit.
Successful people have developed successful habits which unsuccessful people don’t have. A habit is defined as something we do out of routine without having to think about it. But that doesn’t mean habits come easy. Successful habits are intentionally developed over time. No one drifts into a life of great usefulness for the Lord. The more challenging the habit, the longer it takes to become automatic.
The way you use your time each day is the result of the habits you have formed. If you want to become useful to God, identify a habit you can practice today, such as giving Gospel tracts, to develop greater usefulness. Because, when your habits make you useful to God, you’re 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.