Duplicating vs Hunting

A group of hunters paired off in 2’s and decided to meet back at the end of the day. When Fred returned to camp alone with his 8 point buck, everyone asked where his partner was. “Oh, he collapsed a mile up the road.” Fred responded. “And you left him there?” they asked. Fred replied, “Well, I didn’t figure anyone would steal him.”

Fred obviously liked hunting. But there’s another type of hunting no one likes. That is hunting for lost household items. That type of hunting robs us of momentum and wastes our time.

But we can reduce hunting time by buying duplicate items and keeping them where they are needed. Keep an extra plunger by each toilet, an extra broom by each door, an extra pillow on the sofa, and extra shovel in the garden. Also, keeping extra pocket New Testaments in your car, purse, workplace and bedside means you’ll never have to go hunting for God’s Word.

Remember, duplicating, not hunting, redeems 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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