Is there a particular area in your life that you keep putting off until tomorrow???
One of the worst habits I have is telling myself that I’m going to get my act together now, so I will be ready when the “Opportunity” presents itself. Only problem is, I never get completely ready!
I map out my plans. I tell myself that I am going to do this, work on this project, not be idle, move more, etc.; so when opportunity comes knocking, I’m not getting ready, I am ready. The funny thing is I am an excellent planner, especially when planning for others. However, when it comes to myself, it’s a little different; and it’s not in every area, just in certain things, usually the more personal areas of my life, not so much the professional.
I hate to admit it, but I think subconsciously, a part of the reason I procrastinate is because I don’t believe the Promise is as close as it actually is.
Example: Me saying that I want to lose a few pounds before I try my hand at dating again (for me not for him). Only I never really get serious about losing those few pounds. Now when an invite comes for a date, I’m trying to starve myself throughout the week to try and get those few pounds off before the date. Has that ever happened to you? I had ample time to prepare, but because I didn’t know exactly when/if an invitation would come, I kept waiting for “tomorrow.”
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied (Proverbs 13:4 ESV).
I think we use tomorrow as a crutch, but the problem arises When Tomorrow Comes and we’re still not ready. We have to take into consideration the opportunities we’ve missed because of not being prepared. We can’t blame the devil. We can’t blame God. We can’t blame other people; there’s only one person to blame and that’s the man/woman in the mirror.
I had an “Aha” moment when I realized that even the smallest step today is a step towards tomorrow’s victory. At some point, we have to face ourselves, our shortcomings, our poor decisions and bad habits. We have to stop making excuses and face reality. That’s the only way we will be prepared When Tomorrow Comes.
So, That Settles It. This is not a “Pity Party,” it’s a “Purpose Party.” This is the day that we recognize our mistakes, own them, get up, brush ourselves off, and try it again, only better and with more determination this time. Let’s make a declaration that we will no longer put off until tomorrow what we can do today. When Tomorrow Comes we will be ready! After all, today is yesterday’s tomorrow. Are you with me?