Dead Birds Don’t Fly

Two men were walking down the street when one of them said, “Look. There’s a dead bird.” The other one looked up in the sky and said, “Where, I don’t see it?”

The second man didn’t understand the principle that dead things don’t fly. But that’s a principle we can use to manage our time. An example would be wasting time participating in church functions that have lost their meaning. Often someone has a good idea for a church project or a program which God blesses and uses. But then we then institutionalize the program and set up a committee to do it again year after year.

What we forget is that God anoints a method much like He anoints a man. A particular method may work for a time in one setting, but be a waste of time and energy in another. Being careful to use the best method of reaching people with the Gospel will insure our church activities are the ones that 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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