- Matthew 6:31-33 (NLT)
PROCRASTINATION. It's a problem that we all have at times and it sometimes puts us in a position that causes serious stress. Take the college student who waits until the last minute to "cram" for a final exam. Or the working man who can easily finish his work for the week on Friday, yet ends up daydreaming and has to jump through hoops on the following Monday morning to catch up. It even adversely impacts the soldier who knows he has a big uniform inspection coming up and waits and waits until it's almost impossible to shine that brass and spit shine those shoes in time.
We humans are so often torn between what we need to do and what we want to do that we often choose the latter and create a major problem for ourselves. Yet, even then, when we hustle and get it done before the deadline we easily forget the error of our ways. If we don't learn and get a reprieve, the same thing will likely happen again we might not be so fortunate then.
Looking at our spiritual selves, what about the wonderful opportunity we have to gain Eternity through the grace and love of Our Savior? What if we procrastinate on making our decision to believe in Him by faith and earthly death comes before we make that commitment? Well, the answer is not one that we like to contemplate, for the Bible is clear that we must believe in Him by faith before our time on earth is done. It's the one time we don't have a second chance to make the decision. The consequences therefrom are also never ending
So, simply stated, don't procrastinate on deciding to put your life in the hands of Christ. We must make the decision today and do everything in our power to live for Him throughout our life. He wants us to join Him with Everlasting Life when our earthly life is done, but we must make our own free will decision to do so and it must be done before our life on earth ends, a time and date that we will never know until it happens. Give your life to Jesus while you can. It's one time when you beat the procrastination bug that will stay with you forever, both here and in the life that awaits.
Dear Lord, Help us to fight the temptation to procrastinate about our decision to put Our Lord and Savior first in our lives. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving forever and we thank you for giving us the most golden opportunity of them all. We ask in Jesus' name, Amen.