The automatic transmission in my van is starting to slip. I also have a minor toothache. But I am not planning to remedy either of these situations on my own. I am planning to delegate both of those tasks to others.
I think of myself as a reasonably intelligent and well educated person. I am confident that if I tried long enough and committed enough resources to it, I could figure out how to fix a transmission or a tooth. But common sense tells me I need to delegate the solving of both of these problems because the expenses and learning curves are just too costly.
These delegation decisions are no brainers. But other times, we need to plug in our brains and ask, “Is this really what God wants me to do with my time right now?” Maybe you have a stubborn software issue or a messy plumbing repair. Sure, you’ll eventually get it. But in the meantime, you may be missing better opportunities to 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.