When I was about five years old, I had a debate with my friend Neal as we played in his sandbox. I informed him that my dog, Tiger, was the best dog in the whole world. He corrected me by informing me that his dog, Toby, was the best dog in the whole world. After some discussion, Neal suggested that maybe Tiger and Toby were both the best dog in the whole world.
Perhaps I still remember that exchange because it was my first exposure to a person of the third way. Third way people don’t waste time debating things that don’t matter. Truthfully, it would be very difficult for either of us to prove that Tiger or Toby was the best dog in the whole world.
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not suggesting there are no absolute truths or that there is never a time to take a stand for what’s right. But when it comes to wasting time arguing over trivialities, people of the third way are the ones who 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.