I recently discovered this quote which I want you to think about: “You are what your record says you are.”
I believe there is some good truth in that statement. A graduating senior can tell a prospective employer what a faithful and diligent person he is, but if the transcript doesn’t match, he has nothing to support that claim. A young man may tell his girlfriend how well he’s going to take of her if she marries him. But if he’s working part time and playing video games full time, his record doesn’t match his promises.
The good part about this quote is your record is still being recorded. If you have a good record up to this point, you can be encouraged and continue to improve it with a focus on getting God’s best each day. If your record is not so great, God can improve it before the final chapter is written.
Remembering the truth that “you are what your record says you are” will motivate you 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.