Taking Turns

Next time you see a flock of migrating birds in a “V” formation you’ll notice that one leg of the V is often longer than the other. Now why that is? The answer is quite simple. There are more birds in one leg than the other.

Actually, those birds fly in a V because the bird at the point of the V is breaking the wind, making flight easier for the birds behind him. God programmed into those birds the knowledge that by taking turns, they could all get where they were going faster and with less effort.

That illustrates a principle of time management. By taking turns at the exceptionally demanding or unpleasant tasks, we lighten the load on everyone. For example, God commanded us in Scripture to take one day in seven as a day of rest. Yet most of us like to eat after church, which means work. But by taking turns cleaning up the after church meal we can make sure everyone gets a day of rest and redeems 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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