Impulse Spending

Our family spends a lot of time on the road with our redeeming the time seminars. In 19 years of traveling with kids I’ve discovered there are some places it is better not to linger. One of them is the interstate travel plaza. We often stop there for gas and bathroom breaks, but if we linger too long, the younger ones will inevitably cave in to a desire for some impulse purchase which I won’t allow.

Left to themselves, most children would quickly waste their life savings through impulsive spending. But, while most adults can recognize the foolishness of such behavior, we often succomb to impulse spending of an even more valuable commodity – our time.

How many times have you set out at the beginning of the day to accomplish some things that would really matter, only to reach the end of your day frustrated and asking “Where did my day go?” That happens when we miss God’s plan by impulsively spending our time instead of 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.

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