How much time do you spend on your hair each day? If you Google the question, you get a variety of answers, with women much higher than men, but with nearly everyone spending a significant chunk.
Second question: How much time do you spend on your kidneys each day? That might seem like a strange question and the answer is probably zero; however, which of the two is actually more important, your hair or your kidneys? Would you rather have a “bad hair day” or kidney failure?
We all know the right answer; yet, spending time on your hair gives an immediate, gratifying result, while spending time on your kidneys is ongoing, long-term care and the result may not be visible for decades. For that reason, most of us don’t even think about our kidneys, unless a crisis forces us to.
Caring for our never-dying souls works the same way. The results may not appear dramatic in the short term, but, in the long term, daily caring for your soul 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.