We have all heard the jokes about the “Procrastinators Club” putting off their meeting until tomorrow. Many of us belong to the Procrastinators club, albeit unofficially. We have been putting off signing up.
We get really busy and think it will be better tomorrow to get this thing done. Those chores can be done tomorrow. Those bills can be paid tomorrow. The bills will get smaller tomorrow and there will be more money than month tomorrow. I will read the Bible more tomorrow. I will go see my friend tomorrow. I will go to church better tomorrow. I will help out a neighbor tomorrow.
We are good at tomorrows but not good at todays. Today is the tomorrow that we thought about yesterday. Today has come and the procrastinators are still saying tomorrow. Take care of today and tomorrow will be a piece of cake. Jesus weighs in on the subject in Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
You can be sure of one thing. If you take care of things today, tomorrow will be a lot better. Things that are left for tomorrow that should have been done today have a way of coming back to haunt us.
There are times that it is good to think of tomorrow. We need to plan for the days ahead. We can get things in motion that can be accomplished tomorrow. Things that need doing tomorrow don’t have to be done today. The bad thing is to put off today what ought to be done in hopes that we will have another chance tomorrow.
A good suggestion: Put off procrastination!