The Messenger

Our Weekly Bulletin

May 4, 2022
Volume XXXXII –Number 17

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? That seems to be the attitude of many people. Mark Twain once said about procrastination: “Don’t put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.” Way too many people seem to buy into that way of thinking. And while waiting until the last minute may allow you to squeak by with a “C” in Algebra, it won’t allow for a passing grade when it comes to more important matters. Like your health, your family, Or most importantly, your spiritual health.

When we procrastinate, we become our own worst enemy. It’s true in every area of life. We want our marriages to be better, yet somehow, we put off taking the necessary steps to make it happen. We want our relationships with our family to become stronger, yet day after day goes by and nothing changes because we keep putting it off until tomorrow. We want to know God better and get into His Word more often, yet another day of having to catch up with what we have already put off has left us exhausted and empty. It seems that daily we are faced with the decision to do something today or can we find an excuse to put it off until tomorrow. Tomorrow, we keep telling ourselves. Tomorrow will be different. No, it won’t! If you are waiting until tomorrow to do anything, you’ve already lost the battle. This battle is won on the day you set your mind to do something about it. And that day is…today. Consider what the scriptures say about procrastination:

“Today is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps.118:24).

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself” (Matt.7:34).

“Make the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Phil.5:16).

“Behold now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor.6:2).

These verses denote the importance of one day: “today” not tomorrow. Yes, today matters. Have you thought about your life? Have you given enough time today to the Lord? Remember what James said in James 4:14; “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” Our time on earth is short, don’t put off until tomorrow what you need to do today. God loves you and wants you to be saved today!

God Bless -Todd

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