I like driving a stick shift. Because I’m a very frugal person, I like taking the car out of gear and seeing how far I can coast. When I’m a half mile from home, I know the exact spot I can take the car out of gear and coast to my driveway.
Coasting is a great way to save money when driving, but some people are trying to coast their way home in life. They reach a point where their finances or status allows them greater discretionary time. But instead of redeeming that time, they shift into neutral and start coasting their way home.
When Moses was 120 years old, the Bible says he was still “in gear.” And he stayed in gear until God took him home. Had Moses coasted the last forty years of his life, we wouldn’t have the first five books of the Bible. But, he didn’t fill his final years with idle coasting, selfish boasting, or excessive social media posting. He stayed engaged and redeemed 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.