If the Devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy, because he knows you’ll be no threat to his territory either way. One of Satan’s favorite tactics is getting Christians overcommitted to good things that do little or nothing to advance the Kingdom of God. Their heart may be in the right place, but they will never inflict great damage Satan’s work because of their own busyness.
One of the greatest challenges pastors and Christian leaders face today is getting people quiet long enough to see their need. Never has there been a time in history when we have had so many interesting little diversions and so many possibilities for using our time.
Don’t let the Devil make you bad or busy. There is a third option. It’s learning to say no to the good so you’ll have time for God’s best.
Just ask the Lord to show you the best way right now to 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.