I was teaching my daughter to drive last week in our very old car with no power steering. As we started, she noticed the wheel was hard to turn. I explained that was because we were sitting still, and that once we started moving it would get easier.
I thought about that later as it applied to redeeming the time. Many times we claim we are not producing anything because we are “waiting on the Lord.” And it is definitely wise to take time to discern God’s will in important decisions. But you should never use “waiting on God” as a spiritual sounding excuse for your own procrastination.
Just as it is easier to steer a moving car than a parked car, so God often uses the man or woman who stays engaged and productive while they wait. Learning a new skill while unemployed, or volunteering in ministry while waiting on a full time ministry opportunity are examples of keeping the car moving so we 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.