Pretending you are the president

Several years ago, my family and I had front row seats to hear President George W. Bush address the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. It was exciting sitting just a few feet from the President. But the highlight was after the speech was when he came over to shake hands with our family. The encounter only lasted a few seconds but the kids and I will never forget it.

That’s because the President’s time is extremely valuable. Not just anyone can claim an hour or even a minute of it. The President knows he has to carefully guard his most valuable resource and use every moment to its full potential.

Your time doesn’t have the same dollar value as the President’s, but it is just as scarce. God has given you both the same 24 hours. Try pretending some time that you are the President for a day. Imagine your time to be just as valuable as his when tempted to waste time. It might be a fun way 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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