An African Parable

An African parable teaches us a valuable lesson about motivation.

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

So it doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up you had better be running.

Well, lots of Christians go through life with the attitude that time is just not that important. They don’t even seem to have as much motivation as an African beast when it comes to using their energy to be the best they can be for the Lord.

God teaches us many lessons through nature. These animals teach us that we must use all our energies to serve the Lord. Let’s take this as a valuable reminder 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.

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