Bridge Cables and Self Control

Time management is all about doing what we are supposed to do when we are supposed to do it. That means we not only need to know what to do, but we need the self-discipline to do it.

Building self-control is much like the way bridges were once built over deep canyons. They would shoot an arrow across the canyon with a very light thread attached. Once the thread was across the canyon, they would attach a light cord to the thread and pull it across. Then, they would attach a rope to the light cord and pull it across, followed by a heavy chain, and finally, the chain was linked to the bridge cable. They started with something weak then pulled something stronger and stronger, until the bridge cable was in place. Self-control is built progressively by being faithful in little things first.

Jesus said he that is faithful in little will be given much. Being faithful is vital for anyone who wants 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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