President Harry S. Truman once said, “I have found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.” That’s a good observation from a man who himself landed the world’s top job.
As Christians, our focus is not to make it to the top of the corporate ladder at any price. But our focus is to be all God wants us to be. Yet I’m afraid many of us miss that mark because of just what Harry Truman said, we do not apply our full energy and enthusiasm to the work at hand.
In the Bible, the Apostle Paul encourages us to “do our work heartily, as unto the Lord and not unto men.” He’s not referring to the big important work you’re going to do someday. He’s talking about the routine, boring, toilsome, task waiting on you right now.
Doing that job well will 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.