J. Oswald Sanders said, “Only the disciplined person will rise to his highest power. He is able to lead because he has conquered himself.” K.P. Yohannan put it this way, “No matter how able, educated or gifted a person is, he will never fulfill the call of God on his life without self-discipline…Without self-discipline, no army can win a war, no athlete can win the prize and no servant of God can move into the things God has for him.”
Their thoughts harmonize well with the Apostle Paul’s words to the church at Corinth when he wrote that he must discipline his body and make it his slave, lest having preached to others, he himself might become disqualified.
Each of these men of God realized the importance of determining how they would spend time each day not by whims, curiosity, moods or appetite, but rather by doing what they knew was the right thing.
God’s way is a narrow way that requires disciplined living, but it’s the only way 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.