An unknown author wrote the following observation about living and dying
First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then I was dying to marry and have children.
And then I was dying to for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work.
And then I was dying to retire.
And now, I AM dying – and suddenly I realize I forgot to live.
Could that describe your life? Continually thinking about what’s going to happen some day but never quite reaching a point of satisfaction with where God has you today?
Planning for the future is a basic principle of good time management. But we also live in the now. It’s fine to dream of doing great things for God in the future, as long as you aren’t using those plans as an excuse for neglecting God’s priorities for today and failing 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.