When we were young mama used to always say tomorrow never comes when we tried to put off tasks we didn’t want to do. She was right. Our rooms remained cluttered day after day. A month passed by and things still sat cluttered. Suddenly a serious interest came in getting our room cleaned when we learned that grandma was coming for a visit.
That may work a time or two but what about the times when a guest comes unannounced until the last possible moment. If we are the type of person who puts things off, the day will come when our habits become clear. Putting off undesirable tasks is something to ponder. If it’s a habit, which likely is a normal way of life for some of us, it is definitely something that needs to be addressed.
Putting things off causes us to lose out on things we may never know we lost. Weekdays the alarm goes off and we rush to either get to work or get busy in a routine, but Sunday rolls around and there is no interest in rising to go worship. We know we should but if we have a choice it’s easier to choose not to. Corporate worship is where we have the potential to discover friendships. We most certainly have an opportunity to open our Bibles and be accepted. We may even learn something new about God.
Unfortunately a day will come when God snatches His people away in the rapture and multitudes of people will realize they wasted precious moments. If the rapture is not immediate opportunities to discuss the Bible will suddenly be gone because we are too busy today to go vote or to stand our ground.
It’s time to put off the habit of putting off and get busy. Otherwise we will be slapped with a surprise when our rights are gone. Take time to look around and compare today’s events to the writings in the Bible about the final days. Many of us are long over due to register to vote, attend church or prioritize things. It’s not too late for our voice to be heard.
Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 Living Bible (TLB)
When the clouds are heavy, the rains come down; when a tree falls, whether south or north, the die is cast, for there it lies. If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.