Ethem Sahin was playing dominos in the cafe of a small Turkish village when he was suddenly knocked unconscious by a cow which fell through the roof. A USA Today article tells how Ethem didn’t believe his friends when they later told him he had been hit by a falling cow.
What Etham did discover is that life can be very unpredictable. That’s why its generally not a good practice to rigidly schedule every moment of your day. We need to allow for flexible or free time along with structured time.
God often works through unexpected and unplanned divine appointments. Its a good strategy to leave some open time each day to respond to crises or to special opportunities which God brings our way. If we don’t plan for them, God still has ways to get our attention. But building in flex time may mean He won’t have to go to such udder extremes to get that attention and help us 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.