First Things First

Nearly every night many of us go to bed with a gnawing feeling that we have somehow left undone the things we should have done that day. While at the same time we did other things we should have avoided altogether.

Maybe you began your day with a list of 10 “to do” items, two of which were most important, the things you really felt God was telling you to do that day. In the morning you had every intention of doing those items. But, as the day unfolded, you got sidetracked and indulged in trivialities that gave you a sense of immediate accomplishment but did not contribute anything of lasting value. Now you are at the end of your day, and the most important things are still not done.

The way to prevent that is by remembering to focus on the things that matter most, such as reading God’s Word, before giving time to trivialities. Remember, there is always time for the thing you do first. When we learn to do first things first we learn 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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