Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Why We Shouldn't Love Tomorrow

Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.
Proverbs 27:1(NLT)

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16(NRSV)

God spoke with me today about tomorrow. It was a conviction, a reprimand.

You see, I’m a master procrastinator.

I’m inherently lazy, content to postpone tasks. Even as I write this post I’m allowing interruptions.

This morning I read Ken Weliever’s devotion that says “the boast of tomorrow often renders us idle, lazy and ineffective today. Tomorrow whispers for us to wait.” Weliever claims that Satan’s favorite word is tomorrow.

The Apostle Paul instructs us to be wise and make the most of our time. This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy life or rest as needed. It’s that we shouldn’t waste time. And I’m good at wasting time (mostly on Facebook).

Diligence positions us to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. It leaves space for us to respond when God whispers “she needs encouragement”, “buy that homeless man lunch”, “call your friend” or “look at that sunset”. And we must not postpone these important directives by God.

It’s urgent that we remain diligent. Tomorrow may have new troubles or it might not come at all. God might have an important mission for us tomorrow and we need to be ready.

Satan’s favorite word is tomorrow. Live wisely, making the most of your time. (tweet this)

Are you a procrastinator? In what ways do you waste time?

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