There Is 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”, “I’ll get back to you”, or “I’m too busy” are frequently used to describe one’s reason for not doing what they know should be done today. 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, I am sure you would agree there is no better time than the present…

  • To speak to someone about their 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 inactive and indifferent toward the Lord’s work.
  • To visit those who are ill, discouraged, and lonely.
  • To tell one of your fellow brethren, “I appreciate your loyalty to God.”
  • To deny yourself and let Jesus rule your life (Matthew 16:24).
  • To fill your thoughts with pure, just, holy, true, honest, and lovely things (Philippians 4:8).
  • To call and encourage those who are trying to overcome addiction to drugs.
  • To petition God for steadfastness and readiness before the Lord returns.