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Not now. Maybe tomorrow. (10/09/2011)
From: David Foss

Galesville, Wis.

How many times have we said, “Not now. Maybe tomorrow?” Many of these times we have regretted having responded with these words. Why? Because we realize afterwards that we missed out on some good and enjoyable activity, some good and memorable time that we could have enjoyed with our family and friends.

There are many who have said in their senior years, “We wish we had done this or that.” Now they realize that it is too late. Well this might help us to make right decisions early in our lives and throughout our lives. We only need to ask ourselves “Is this something that God would want us to experience?” We simply need to let our God-given consciences be our guide.

We miss out on so many enjoyable times because we assume that we are not going to experience anything good. So again, just ask this question: Will this activity bring us some joy, will it meet God’s approval?

What if someone asks us about our need of a Savior, if we are not saved? Should we say not now, maybe tomorrow? The Bible does say that today or now is the day of salvation. II Corinthians 6:2

Many who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior would say today, “We wish we had gotten saved much earlier in life. We wish we hadn’t said at one time, not now, maybe later.”

How would things go at work if we said to our boss, “You have given me a report to complete this week, but I’ll just put it on hold for a couple of weeks?” How would it go for us if we took our bills that were due and said “We’ll just pay these bills next year?” How well would we do if we were suffering with a painful toothache, headache, backache, etc., and we would say, “We’ll take some medication for the pain next week?” How well would we do if our vehicle was stolen and we would say, “We’ll inform the police in a few days?” If we dealt with these situations in such an irresponsible way, people would think that we were many bricks short of a full load. After all, none of us would respond as foolishly as any of these examples - right? Wrong. Many of us do something far more foolish. Many of us reject Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This rejection of Jesus Christ is far more foolish because we have only two choices as to where we are going to be spending eternity. One choice places us in a most wonderful place for eternity and the other choice places us in a most horrible place for eternity.

Everyone is probably guilty of procrastination. There are a myriad of things that we do procrastinate about doing at times. We’ll just wait until tomorrow. However our waiting until tomorrow (if we put off our need of a Savior until tomorrow) could result in our having to spend eternity in a most horrible place. After all, Jesus Christ could return at any moment and then it would be too late for us.

If someone asks you or me about our need of a Savior, may you and I never say not now, maybe tomorrow.

Ponder II Corinthians 6:2 Revelation 3:3 Matthew 25:13 


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