Microwave ovens are great time saving devices. But, as author John Maxwell puts it, “God prepares leaders in a crock pot, not a microwave oven.
More important than the awaited goal, is the work God does in us while we wait. Waiting deepens and matures us, levels our perspectives, and broadens our understanding. Tests of time determine whether we can endure seasons of seemingly unfruitful preparation and indicate whether we can recognize and seize the opportunities that come our way.”
Maxwell’s observations are very insightful. Think of it. Noah waited 120 years for rain to arrive. Abraham waited 25 years for a promised son. Job waited perhaps most of his life to see God’s justice. God prepared these Biblical giants daily, not in a day.
God was able to make something of their lives as they carefully listened to His voiceeach day, and as they obeyed God by doing what he said, and redeeming 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.