Tonto asked the Lone Ranger, “Kemo sabe, what you think when you look up at night and see moon and stars?” The Lone Ranger replied, “I think of the greatness of the universe and the wonders of God’s creation. Tonto, what do you think when you look up and see the stars?” Tonto replied, “Someone stole our tent.”
Sometimes we’re like the Lone Ranger. Someone has stolen from us and we don’t even realize it. It happens most commonly with our time. One example might be so called “Rocking Chair” activities; things that keep you busy moving around, but never really get you anywhere. Things like running errands for items you really don’t need, or visiting websites which only marginally contribute anything to your day, can steal the precious time God gave you to use on things that would really matter.
The Lone Ranger always caught the bad guys. Let’s make sure we catch our own time thieves as well, so we’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.