Focusing on Little Things

In September, 2004 Science magazine reported that Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers recently made advances in state of the art electron microscope technology that has allowed them to view object .6 angstroms big. That would be an object about 800,000times smaller than a human hair.

Those scientists have certainly perfected the art of focusing on little things. And that’s OK if you’re working with electron microscopes. But for most of us, focusing on the little things is a habit that wastes a lot of energy and time. A survey by time management expert Alec McKenzie showed that most executives don’t get to their most important task until mid-afternoon. Instead they fill most of their day with low priority tasks that five a feeling of immediate accomplishment.

As someone put it, “The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.” That’s really quite simple and obvious, but how often do we as Christians still neglect what’s important and fail 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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