Tentative Living

Let me share with you a powerful quote from Fred Smith about committed vs. tentative living:

Commitment is essential for victory in an individual’s life. Committed lives have meaning, accomplishment, purpose, and excitement. On the other hand, tentative living is never satisfying. Tentative generally becomes negative, and negative becomes critical or even cynical. Tentative lives are never victorious. Have you ever read a biography or a history story related to someone who lived tentatively and became a hero?

Mr. Smith’s comments echo a greater truth from Scripture that the only satisfying life is one of total commitment- but specifically total commitment to Jesus Christ. Jesus taught that the man who looses his life in the cause of the Gospel is really the one who finds life.

As you consider the remaining hours of your day, how will you choose to spend them- in tentative living or in committed living. Only those who, without reservation, commit their time to God, will 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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