Riding in the Draft

Through most of my college days, and for several years afterwards, I drove an old beat up 1970 Volkswagen camper van. You may remember them as the hippie vans. They were known among other things for their anemic horsepower and lack of aerodynamic design which resulted in very slow speeds.

When going down the interstate in the VW I would compensate for the faulty design by getting behind an 18 wheeler and riding in his draft. I don’t know if it was real or just my imagination, but it seemed if the truck broke the wind I could gain a few more miles per hour.

The VW taught me the wisdom of following behind someone bigger than myself, which is a valuable lesson for anyone who wants to make the best use of their time. What has God called you to do? Chances are someone else is already doing something similar. Why not invite them to lunch and asking them the best way 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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