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Never Put Off Until Tomorrow What You can Do Today!

Updated on May 9, 2018
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There is an old proverb which says "seith that the goodness that thou mayst do this day, do it, and abide nat ne delaye it nat til to-morwe." Simply put, we should live each day signifying God, as no one is guaranteed tomorrow…So, let's not put off until tomorrow what God wants us to do today. It serves to develop the verity of the old proverb “that not anything should be put off until tomorrow that can be done today.” As a result, let's not put off nothing, that should be done today.

We live in a world where people tend to believe they have plenty of time to live. Do you know we should put our limited time to good use? There is no man or not anything that has the power to guarantee that you are going to live a long time. It is time to stop thinking that there is plenty of time for living. Life is short; you do not have the time for waiting as you think you do. Live, think and act for today for “tomorrow” may be too late.

How many of us have ever played the old "Procrastination" game? Well, I have to admit, I am guilty as charged. In spite of this, the word procrastination is not in God's terminology. Therefore, it is very significant, that we obey Gods ground plan for our life, as procrastination in spiritual matters leads to a tragic life. Whether we know it or not we all are predestined to spend eternity in heaven or hell. Moreover, our final journey's end and depend on whom we accept God, through His Son Jesus or Satan and "Procrastination."

Instead of watching life as it passes by, we should use common sense scenario that involves imagining that today our last day on earth. Would you feel rushed? Would we use the best possible use of our limited time? Would you be so very intense? If only we could know how short life is we would put our limited time to good use, recognize that putting things off is the most prominent waste of time. “Today” may be your last day on earth. We must live, think and act for today for “tomorrow” may be too late.

One of the life's most dangerous word is “tomorrow” although it may sound so innocent. If you are the one who expects to repent and turn to Christ by always saying “tomorrow,” you have to learn how not to be a helpless prisoner of tomorrow. The Bible states, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow... now is the day of salvation” (Proverbs 27:1) Tomorrow - too late, it is the fitting epitaph for many tombstones. If you are in sin, you need to repent and turn to Christ Now; tomorrow may be too late you can die today.

Do you know what happens tomorrow is fate? So why not live, think and act for today? You should roll up your sleeves and started taking charge right now because you are responsible for each day. When opportunity knocks why not open the door, don't hesitate because tomorrow may be too late. Whatever you do, please do not do like many, they tend to gravitate back to their old habits of waiting for tomorrow; without realizing tomorrow may be too late. If today were your last day, what would you do? Would you make amends with someone you had wronged?

If we knew our time was almost up most would do everything to enjoy the time as much as possible, and they might even take the time to make a real change. Sure, you can “do a lot of good things”—but you can do them anytime. If you want to take advantage of a real opportunity, you better be thinking about repenting and make real changes in your life today. There is an urgency in life, what if you had a warning of when it will be your last day. Would you embrace the importance, instead of ignoring it?

However, there is No need to wait for the warning of the last day because you will never receive one. Most of us do not get the chance to know when our last day is, and even if God does warn us, we are not usually in a position to take it, or we fail to take the opportunity to make a real change. Yes, we might have quite some time left. However, what if there’s not? We must live, think and act for today, for “tomorrow” may be too late.

As I look around today - even reading different storylines on the web, I grasp at what's happening insofar as the unfolding events of so many tragedies and how utterly unprepared people are today, both spiritually and emotionally. From what I read on the web and witness around me, there seems to be no way to get through to people to convince them that life is short. Time waits for no man, therefore, now are the time for living, thinking and acting for today, not tomorrow, because tomorrow may be too late.

Jesus Christ indicates, “He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24). It is best to be ready, you never know today, you might end up at St Peter's Gate. Are you prepared to die? Is your fate for eternity cast in Jesus Christ? Working toward accomplishing material things can wait, your sins cannot wait - don't hesitate. Repent of your sins today; tomorrow may be too late.

Are you ready! God has provided you a guide to the way of salvation. Still, God's people procrastinate wondering what are we to do and should we believe in the Bible? What is God’s master plan? Does the plan, predict the future? Why should we believe in God? Why is the Bible any different from any other book? Can it be proved to be true? These are the all too common questions most people ask when one’s spiritual journey is not about certainty.

The thought that we need to live for today does not mean we should ignore tomorrow. We should live, think and act for today, but we should also be prepared for every precious moment. If we do not protect today and tomorrow, we will be hindering whatever we have utterly set in place to plan for the future. When we say not today; maybe tomorrow, God helps us because we are letting tomorrow prevent us from taking action today. Do today what is needed to be done because tomorrow may be too late.

Always Prepare for each day Stops Procrastination. We live in a world where most people, don’t make a deliberate effort to prepare for each day. Most have heard the saying that we should have our affairs organize to live every day. Although this is genuine and wise advice, most people do not even think about how they are going to live each day. Have you prepared the day ahead of you? Have you taken out the time to line your life in order, so you are ready to live each day? Please know our actions are not automatic—and it does not come naturally.

To live your assigned life, you need to have years of experience and repetition. That means redundancy comes with years of experience, set goals, planning and thinking about how you are going to live each day. You have prepared your life to live daily. The preparation that you put forth has allowed you to break free from procrastination, you stayed motivated and inspired to think, and the planning in advance has placed your affairs in order so you may live comfortably and improve each day ahead of you.

What is procrastination, what are its effects and how to overcome it?

Procrastination consists of intentionally putting off tasks that need to be done. It is also a bad habit that is hard to get out of, and it affects a person’s pattern of work as well as their emotions. An individual who procrastinates tends to allow work to pile up which leads to many adverse effects like perpetually stressed, feelings of guilt, disorganization, and self-blame.

Life does not have to consist of procrastination; some techniques can be used to overcome procrastination. Procrastination brings about an adverse impact on every situation that you will encounter each day. However, time management and organization skills can be used to overcome procrastination. With these two techniques, you can stop procrastination, begin living, think and act for each day. You will be better prepared for life’s difficult situation, and you will be able to foresee changes in your life. You will stop putting off tomorrow for what you can do today because tomorrow may be too late. Now, let's start today, thus, let's not put off until tomorrow, what God wants us to do today, it's vital for us to be about God's business and go to work.

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today by: Thomas Jefferson

Live, think and act for today. Tomorrow May Be too late

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Live, think and act for today. Tomorrow may be too late.

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