Life Duration vs Donation

A volunteer agency once had a slogan, “If you aren’t doing something with your life, it doesn’t matter how long it is.” Corrie Ten Boom, a woman who showed extraordinary faith in Christ during a Nazi concentration camp, put it this way, “The measure of a life after all is not it’s duration but it’s donation.”

The point is, our primary goal in life is not seeing how long we can live, but how meaningfully we can live by investing our time each day in a way that will make a difference in eternity. As you consider your schedule today, are there adjustments you could make that would take you down a path where you would be more likely to be used of God in someone’s life? Instead of eating lunch alone, could you invite an unsaved friend, coworker or family member along?

Seeing ourselves on a mission from God to a lost and dying world, gives the vision needed 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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