Someone recently sent me the following anonymous quote about investing time in ways that will matter most:
If you want your ideas to last for years, write them on paper. If you want them to last for decades, write them on brick. If you want them to last for centuries, write them in stone. If you want your ideas to last forever, write them on the heart of a child.”
That quote articulates the solution to the quest we all have to do something significant with our time. Significance is measured by how long the consequences of an activity will endure. The more temporary the consequence, the less significance we attach to it. The more permanent the consequence, the greater the significance. Therefore, if you want a highly significant life, you have to look for a way to invest your time in something with long lasting results.
When we invest time in children, especially in getting them ready for Heaven, we’ve chosen an eternal investment that 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.