Pilots as Managers

A pilot announced, “I’m sure most of you have noticed the engine which just fell off the plane. That’s actually good news since the reduction in weight and drag will mean we’ll be flying much more efficiently now.” At least he was optimistic.

No one ever said being a pilot would be easy. If you’ve ever looked into the cockpit of a large aircraft you know they have more gauges to keep track of than Van Camp’s has pork and beans. Pilots have to be good managers, and so do we as Christians if we want God’s best for our lives.

Think of your schedule today as a flight through some turbulent skies. Determine which clouds God wants you to plow through and which ones He wants you to avoid.

It’s much easier to be a passenger and nibble on peanuts than to be a pilot responsible for multiple decisions throughout the flight. But thinking of yourself as a pilot creates a sense of responsibility 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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