How should you respond when everything is going wrong and someone says, “Hi! How’s your day going?” You might think you have only two choices: Either lie and say you’re having a wonderful day, or else tell the truth and fill their ears with your tales of misery and self woe.

Since you know it isn’t God’s will to lie, and they probably don’t want to hear your griping, try this third option. Say, “It’s just unbelievable!” That way you cover yourself for anything positive or negative and give them some positive encouragement.

Practice it today. When someone asks, “how your work’s going?”- unbelievable, how did like that restaurant I recommended to you- unbelievable, how did the church board meeting go?- Unbelievable.

Remember providing encouragement to others and being as positive as you can be under any circumstance is part of giving a good Christian testimony. And, compared to being negative, it’s a much better way 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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