Time Poverty

I once heard a man say that he knew his family always had plenty to eat when he was growing up because when he would ask for more his mother would say, “No, you’ve already had plenty.”

Almost none of us in western countries today could truly be considered poor when compared with other parts of the world. At least, not poor as defined by our standard of living. But still many of us are trapped in a different type of poverty. We are time poor.

We have all gadgets, all the whistles and bells, all the expensive toys, but still no time. We’re always complaining about how busy we are and how we don’t have time to get it all done, when the real problem is misplaced priorities that crowd out God, His Word, and people.

If you’re time poor today, evaluate what’s important so you’ll know how 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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