3% of Americans leave a charitable donation in their will. 3% can name the 3 main credit bureaus. 3% abide by the government’s diet guidelines. 3% live and work on farms. 3% of American drivers at any given moment are talking on a cell phone. And only 3% of Americans have written long term goals and a plan to accomplish them.
That last 3% is why so many people spend their time in ways that leave them feeling frustrated at the end of the day. Even many Christians go to bed each night with a gnawing sense of frustration and uneasiness over how they’ve spent the day. The problem is they don’t know if they used their time properly because they never clearly identified what God wanted them to do in the first place.
How about you? Do you have written lifetime goals? Do you write out daily goals that move you toward your lifetime goals?
Until you become part of the 3% that do, you’ll probably never 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.