Balanced Goals

Whenever I go to an all you can eat restaurant I’m always torn between the Biblical principle of temperance, or self-control, and the principle of good stewardship. Most of the time good stewardship ends up the winner.

For every Biblical principle there is a balancing principle. Understanding that fact can be a great help when determining how God wants us to spend our time.

Satan often gets the Christian to waste time, by getting his life out of balance in one direction. But there are at least 7 areas of life where everyone should have goals and schedule activities. They are:


A well balanced person sets goals in each area. An out of balance person may limit their usefulness to God by excelling in one area at the expense of all others.

Remember, spiritual, financial, family, career, health, social and intellectual goals will all help 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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