Qualify your Goals

Occasionally, when I am introduced to speak, the pastor or convention host will refer to me as Dr. Rick Grubbs. When that happens, I might not always correct them because I don’t want to embarrass my host, and because it does sound nice. But the truth is, I’m not a Dr. I’m not even a nurse. I’m not even qualified to cure a ham.

Qualifications are important. And one thing we all need to qualify is our goals. Setting goals is one of the most important steps to good time management. But a vital part of goal setting that is often overlooked is asking, “Why do I want to achieve this goal?”

Try writing out your goals by drawing a line down the middle of a paper. List each goal on the left. Then put why you want to do it on the right. Clarifying if a goal is for God or for self will reveal which ones 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.

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