Have you ever known someone who was an addict? Who comes to mind when you hear that word? Probably someone who is a real loser, right? No job, no money, forsaken by family because all they cared about was feeding their addiction.
If so, you might be surprised to learn the Bible speaks of addicts in a positive light. In First Corinthians, Paul mentions the family of Stephanas as one who is addicted to the ministry of the saints.
An addiction is simply a very strong habit, so strong that it controls every aspect of our lives. In the case of the Stephanas family, they were totally controlled by the desire to minister to the needs of fellow believers. They thought about ministry when they woke up in the morning, looked for opportunities to practice ministry during the day, and discussed the day’s ministry at bedtime.
Do you have any addictions? Maybe you should, because being “addicted” to the right thing can 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.