Procrastination. It’s never a good thing. It brings on anxiety as we hope nothing happens to “show our hand” on the issue we procrastinated over.
We may think we will clean the house tomorrow instead of today when we have time. It never fails, someone comes to visit.
We may think we will start our healthy diet and exercise program tomorrow. We just keep putting it off and before we know it, it’s time for the annual physical and we are no better off with the numbers on the scale or the numbers on the cholesterol test!
We think there is always time. We start to feel immortal. “I’ve skated by this long… what’s one more day?”
But as we know, when we don’t do today what we know we should do, it catches up with us and usually there are consequences to suffer.
But when we do what we dread, our level of stress goes down; we feel better with a clean house; our health is better making us feel better overall. We know it’s better to just get it done. This where Nike’s slogan “JUST DO IT” is good.
Are you living a life that is pleasing to God? I’m not asking if we are living a fun, “you only live once” kind of life. I’m asking if we are living a life that if Christ comes back tomorrow or our life would end today, we wouldn’t be embarrassed if we have procrastinated.
I know I have plenty of days to be embarrassed and plenty of procrastination in my life but I am trying every day – starting over each day – to live a life pleasing to God. I don’t want to wait until tomorrow to deal with some of these issues I’ve been putting off.
Examine your life today and whatever you see you need to do to make God proud, don’t put it off until tomorrow. JUST DO IT today.