I know we’ve all done it from time to time. Procrastination seems to be an inevitable product of life. But why do we procrastinate, instead of being productive and getting things done?
For one, we think time is unlimited. We think there’s always time to do it. We think there’s always tomorrow, or next month, or next year, or the generic term “later.” Who says we’re guaranteed extra time? Who says we’re guaranteed to wake up each morning? We expect it because we’ve played the game of chance for so long. “Well, I’ve been waking up every morning ever since I’ve been alive,” so what’s to say it’ll happen tomorrow, or next month, or next year? In retrospect, we’ve been gambling with our lives. We’ve been betting the house each day, expecting a big payout the next. What if we lose? What then?
Procrastination doesn’t let us see beyond now. “Oh, I’ll just work out tomorrow.” “I’ll go to the grocery tomorrow and finally buy healthy food.” “Once I have enough money, I’ll get a gym membership.” “I cannot afford to live healthy right now.” So what’s ‘now’ to you? What’s more valuable now? Would you rather sacrifice your health now and have adverse consequences later in life simply because you procrastinated now?
Whatever you do, whatever you may feel in your heart, do it! Because God doesn’t guarantee or promise us tomorrow. Your belief of “more time” has nothing to do with the reality of perpetual time. Time is always moving. Time is always lost. So don’t take your time for granted. Get prepared for His return and take care of your bodies NOW!
No more putting off. No more waiting.