We redeem the time when the way we use our time each day is an accurate reflection of what matters most to us. Many people, including many Christians, live in a continual state of frustration because what we are doing with our time each day doesn’t match up with what really matters to us.
Benjamin Franklin recognized this problem early in his life and confronted it by clarifying, in writing, what things really mattered to him. He created a list of 13 character qualities around which he lived his life and used his time. This document served as a personal constitution around which he focused his activities each day in order to best achieve his life’s goals. That practice made Benjamin Franklin one of the most accomplished men in history.
God certainly desires that His children live productive lives each day. Taking time to create a personal mission statement, clarifying what matters most to you, will give you a powerful tool that will help you 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.