The ability to concentrate on a project for extended blocks of time is a common characteristic of successful people. An example of this is the greatest inventor of all time, Thomas Edison. Edison was known to work for days at a time with only minimal sleep in order to bring one of his inventions to completion. As a result, his name is on over 1,000 patents at the US patent office and he also became one of the wealthiest men of his day.
Jesus exposed the flimsiness of his disciples and their ineffectual prayer life when in the Garden of Gethsemane He asked Peter, “What, could ye not watch with me one hour?” Jesus knew the power of extended time in prayer.
What is the most important project in your life right now. Schedule a time when you can spend an extended block of time bringing it to completion. That’s the only way you’ll ever get it done. Working in extended blocks of time is a great tactic for redeeming 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.