A modern art gallery once lost a piece of art worth $15,000. It was made from trash and the cleaning lady threw it away.
Here’s a “throw away” idea for managing time. Buy a cheap desktop daily calendar, the kind with a quote or cartoon for each day. At end of the day tear off a page and say, “There goes another day of my life, gone forever.” Do it with great exaggerated motions and lots of flare and emphasis. Wad the paper up into a ball and forcefully throw it into the trash can.
The point of the exercise is to jolt yourself into realizing the continual passing of our days and to ask at the end of each day if we did anything that day that made a difference.
You might want to try this exercise if you need a reminder that God expects us to use every day wisely. He expects us 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.