How often have you heard the phrase, Don’t just sit there, do something. While that may be good advice in some situations, the fact is that one of the most beneficial ways to use time is simply to sit and think.
One reason some people find it difficult to think is because they haven’t had any experience at it. The tendency today is to busy ourselves with so much activity we never have time to stop and focus our thoughts on what we are really trying to accomplish. Prayerfully thinking through a situation allows us to take inventory of what we are doing and where we are heading. It gives God an opportunity to speak to us in a still small voice and give us direction.
The psalmist wrote, be still and know that I am God. Yes, we can know that God is there as we are involved in normal activities but there is a special blessing in sitting and thinking.
So don’t just do something, sit there, 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.