In his classic book, “Spiritual Leadership,” Oswald Sanders devotes an entire chapter to examining how the Christian leader can most effectively manage his time.
In one of the best works I’ve read on the topic, he begins, “The quality of a person’s leadership will be in part measured by time: its use and its passage. The way we employ the surplus hours, after provision has been made for work, meals, and sleep, will determine if we develop into mediocre or powerful people. A discretionary hour can be wisely invested or foolishly wasted. Each moment of the day is a gift from God that deserves care, for by any measure our time is short and the work is great. Hours and days will surely pass, but we can direct them purposefully and productively. Time is precious, but we squander it thoughtlessly.”
Oswald Sanders wrote over 40 impactful books while launching and leading several worldwide ministries. His life was a testimony of how useful we can become when we learn 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.