A recent USA Today article told about a trend among successful CEO’s who push themselves way beyond their comfort zone to what they termed their “freakout point.” These thrill-seeking CEO’s realize the value of taking risks outside of their work environment by doing such activities as skydiving, bungee jumping or climbing Mt. Everest.
The idea behind such activity is that it builds confidence, creates adrenalin flow, greatly increases their ability to stay focused, and teaches them not to panic in a crisis. Learning to keep your cool and think rationally in any situation is a vital skill for anyone who is serious about being a leader.
God is probably not going to call most of us to jump out of an airplane. But I do believe He calls us to redeem the time in ways we sometimes resist because of fear. Maybe your freakout point might be taking time to boldly share the Gospel with a friend or neighbor. Whatever it is, make yourself do it today, so you’ll 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.