It’s been said that “almost” doesn’t count- except in horseshoes and hand grenades. If you almost caught your plane, you still missed your flight. Almost getting a job means you’re still unemployed. Almost missing a telephone pole with your car means you still wound up in the hospital. And a salesman who almost makes the sale gets zero commission.

How often has God given you an assignment which you got 90% complete, but you never quite brought it to the finish line? Every time that happens, you end up wasting all the time you put into the project. If you can think of something in that category, commit yourself right now as to how and when you’ll bring it to completion.

There’s one more area where “almost” doesn’t cut it. In Acts 26 we read of a king who was “almost persuaded” to become a Christian. But he died lost.

Remember, don’t let “almost” keep you from getting God’s best for your life, or from 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.

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