Shopping for Lightning Bolts

The author of a recent book on business success observes how today’s business leaders often have the habit of looking for quick fixes for their companies. Seth Godlin observes, “You don’t win an Olympic medal with a few weeks of intensive training. There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation. Great law firms or design companies don’t spring up overnight…Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.” He sums up his philosophy by saying, “We need to stop shopping for lightning bolts.”

I believe his advice is right on target for businessmen, but it’s also good for us as Christians. Conversion is an event that happens in a moment of time when a repentant sinner places his faith in Jesus Christ.

But living the Christian life, and becoming successful in what God calls you to do, requires the daily discipline of doing the right thing even when you don’t feel like it and redeeming 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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