Our family used to enjoy going to a local cafeteria, until we noticed it seemed their portions kept getting smaller and smaller. Finally we decided the servings were just too measly for the price they were charging and we never went back. Others must have noticed too, because they soon went bankrupt.
Nobody likes getting something measly. Measly things are unappealing. You can’t get excited about them. They are boring and unsatisfying.
Yet, most Christians give their time to the pursuit of measly goals. Measly goals are pursuits that will bear no significance at the end of your life or throughout eternity.
Jesus said He had come to offer life, and that more abundantly. An abundant life is the opposite of a measly life. The building where the measly cafeteria once stood is now occupied by a thriving, all you can eat buffet. In eternity, earth’s measly things will also be replaced with abundant fruit from the labor of those who 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.