Weather forecasters often tell us the winds today will be “light and variable.” That means they don’t have much force behind them and we can’t predict which way they will be heading.
Unfortunately, the forecast for many Christian’s daily plans could also be described as “light and variable.” They haven’t charted a purposeful day with meaningful activity. They are light, with no weight or depth to speak of. They are much more concerned with this world’s entertainments and flashy trinkets, than they are with spiritual growth or concern for the souls of those they will encounter today.
They are also variable. The Bible, in the book of James, describes them as “driven with the wind and tossed.” They don’t set goals and stick with them. They just float along with the crowd whichever way the wind happens to be blowing.
Opposite of light and variable people are the deep and steady. They take time to discern God’s will and factor in the spiritual element, so they will 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.