A 2013 study was done by a group of British researchers to determine if there was a correlation between walking speed and financial success. The results were what you might predict. The researchers found those in the top 20% economic bracket walked at a quicker pace. Those at the bottom of the financial ladder strolled along at a slower pace.
Obviously these are very general studies with plenty of individual exceptions. But the basic point is valid. People with a sense of purpose and mission reflect that purpose in their determination to move toward their goal.
As Christians, we have a purpose far greater than financial success. We are trying to get people ready for eternity and we have only a limited time to work toward that goal. That doesn’t mean we’ll all move like speeding bullets. But if your pace is closer to a herd of turtles marching through peanut butter, it might be good to ask God for a fresh sense of enthusiasm, so you’ll 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.