Many concepts of personal finance are easily applicable to the study of time management. One of them is the idea of gain vs. loss.
If you own a business, you hope that at the end of each day, your business will be worth more than it was at the beginning of that day. If you sell enough of your product or service to cover your expenses and then some, you have a gain. If not, you experience a loss.
As Christians, we receive a given amount of time each day. How we chose to invest that time will determine whether we end the day with a spiritual gain or loss. As God brings us opportunities to share the Gospel, bless our family and friends, or otherwise make a contribution to building His Kingdom, we either make a gain by seizing the opportunity or experience a loss through neglecting it.
How would you like to end your day today? Do something right now to add to your spiritual profit column and 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.