A man approached the border on his bicycle with two large bags over his shoulders.

The customs agent asked, “What’s in the bags?”

“Sand,” he answered.

The suspicious guard emptied them out, found nothing but sand, and let him cross.

A week later, the same thing happened. And again the guard found nothing but sand. This continued every week for three years until one the guard said, “Hey, Buddy, I know you’re smuggling something. It’s driving me crazy. Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?”

He smile and said, “Bicycles.”

The border guard had fallen victim to a tactic Satan often uses on Christians-Diversion. Before he can keep us from doing the thing God wants us to do, he has to get our attention, and he often does this by creating a diversion.

The Bible warns us to not be ignorant of the devil’s devices. Being aware of the diversions that come your way today, might help you stay focused and 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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