Clarifying Questions

A police officer stopped a lady and asked to see her license. She responded “I wish you guys would get your act together. Just yesterday you take away my license and today you expect me to show it to you!”

Perhaps that situation could have been avoided if she had asked a few questions the first time around. Lots of time is wasted by people who don’t ask the right questions.

When your boss gives you an assignment you aren’t completely clear about, is it your tendency to act like you understand when you really don’t because you don’t want to look dumb? The truth is most any boss would rather you ask a clarifying question than to have you do the job wrong and waste time doing it over. Not wanting to ask questions, so we appear to know it all already, comes from pride. And the Bible says “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall”

Humbling yourself enough to ask questions might help you 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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