A popular term that has developed in time management in recent years is the “Bucket List.” It means a list of things you want to do or see before your die, or “kick the bucket.”
I’ve taught this concept for many years, even before it was called a “bucket list”. I like it because it is a great tool to get us focused on the fact that life is short and that we need to prioritize the limited time between now and the day we die.
But the problem with most people’s bucket list is it doesn’t take into account the rather obvious fact that they will eventually kick the bucket and then live somewhere forever after that final event. Their focus ends where it should actually begin, which is on their eternal destiny.
If you’ve not already done so, I would encourage you to make a bucket list today with an eternal goal, such as seeing the face of God in your glorified body, at the top of the list. That would 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.