No Better Time Than The Present
Procrastination is not only an unholy character trait, it also stops the progress of essential congregational and individual activity. Words and statements like later, sometime, next week, and I’m too busy are frequently used to describe one’s reasons for not doing what should be done. How long will God put up with what we put off? We can only pray for His mercy and thank Him for His patience (2 Peter 3:9).
If you consider the following, you will agree there is no better time than the present...
- ...to speak to someone about his or her soul.
- ...to forgive those who have sinned against you.
- ...to write a thank you note to those who do good to others.
- ...to be the example your spouse, children, and community need you to be.
- ...to let God speak to you through His Word, then talk with Him in prayer.
- ...to get rid of those habits that cause you to feel indifferent toward the Lord’s work.
- ...to say “NO” to something immoral before you change your mind.
- ...to send an email message to those men and their families preaching God’s divine message in difficult areas of the world.
- ...to visit those who are ill, discouraged, and lonely.
- ...to tell one of your fellow brethren, “I appreciate your loyalty to God.”
- ...to hug and tell your spouse and children, “I love you.”
- ...to deny yourself and let Jesus rule your life (Matthew 6:24).
- ...to fill your thoughts with pure, holy, true, just, honest, and lovely things (Philippians 4:8).
- ...to love in word and deed toward someone who is not expecting it.
- ...to pick up and use every available spiritual weapon of defense to fight off the fiery darts of Satan (Ephesians 6:10-18).
- ...to call and encourage those you know who are trying to overcome an addiction, disease, or illness so they can serve God more.
- ...to respond to the Lord’s invitation when He says, “COME.”
- ...to remember today who you are, where you are, what you need to be, and where you are going.
- ...to make good on the promises you have made.
- ...to smile and make someone else smile.
- ...to let your faith in the promises of God lead you in the next decision you make.
- ...to love life, because so many seem to hate it.
- ...to use the talents you have and search for others you have hiding in the closet.
- ...to petition God for steadfastness and readiness before the Lord returns