A 21 year old German man bought a ticket to visit his girlfriend in Sydney, Australia. The only problem was he picked the wrong Sydney airport. When he landed in Portland Oregon his ticket showed he was to then board a small commuter plane for Sydney, Montana, population 5,000. After spending 3 days in a Montana airport, his family sent 600 Euros to get him on to Australia.
The young man paid a high price for not making certain he was headed for the right destination. And, even though it doesn’t often make the news, many of us will wind up somewhere we didn’t want to be because we didn’t examine which final destination our lives were leading us to.
The Apostle Paul challenged the Corinthians to “examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith.” He knew that many people in that church claimed to be following Christ, but didn’t have the lifestyle to support those claims. They were not concerned with their true final destination. They didn’t really 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.