Yesterday, a can of paint spilled on the floor of my car and I can honestly say it didn’t stress me one bit. That’s because our family car, which is just a little bigger than a roller skate, is 14 years old. It has a cracked windshield and lots of rust. The interior is already so far gone, that a quart of paint on the floor just didn’t matter.
You might wonder why I don’t buy a better car. My answer is simple. I bought this car four and a half years ago for $850. I’ve driven it all over the country since then and had only one repair, which was about $50. That means I’ve spent an average of $200 a year on my car or approximately 1.5 cents per mile.
If I bought a new car, I would have to pay for it, which means spending more of my time earning money to buy the new car. I’d rather put that time into the ministry and drive a “stress free” car, which redeems 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.