One of my earliest memories is going with my father to the county fair where they had “freak shows” with sword swallowers, fat ladies, and, on one occasion, I recall, “The man with three eyes and two noses.” Captivated by the drawing of this unique man on the banner, I asked my dad if we could go see him, and, probably against his better judgement, he agreed.
Once inside, a man appeared on stage with a pug nose, two normal eyes, and a third eye painted in the middle of his forehead. He explained that he had been born with a third eye in that spot, but had it surgically removed.
Even at my young age, I realized I had been taken. My curiosity had gotten the best of me. Unfortunately that is still happening to many Christians today. Their curiosity gets them sidetracked from what God wants them to accomplish.
But, you can avoid the disappointment of a curiosity-driven day by staying focused on God’s mission for your day and 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.