Life comes with many demands and responsibilities and it’s very tempting to keep putting off the important things we want to get around to doing eventually. But the longer we live the more aware we become that tomorrow is not promised. Some things need to be done while it is still called today and not delayed in hopes of some future time.
To be sure, we only get 24 hours in a day. And, of course, we cannot do everything we want to do in this time. Some things will simply have to be left undone.
But all too often we use this as an excuse for procrastination – putting off important matters for a more convenient time.
While sometimes this is wise and allows us to give these matters the attention they’re due, many times we’re simply working under the false assumption that tomorrow will always be there.
But we don’t have to look far to realize this is not always the case. Even the young and healthy can be here one day and then gone the next.
This is not to be morbid, but rather to live with a sober reality of life in this world, and to not take the time we do have for granted.
And so, while it is called today let us forgive and make amends, live boldly and passionately with a palpable love, bring more life and goodness into the world, and draw ever deeper into the presence of our living God.
Our time is often much shorter than we realize.
Don’t let procrastination, distractions, or laziness cause you to miss the deeper goodness and beauty God is inviting you into today.
Tomorrow will not always be there. Make the most of the time God has given you while it is still called today.
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