THE DANGER OF PROCRASTINATING

Extended reading: Luke 14:16-21

Devotional reading: 2 Corinthians 6:2

” For God says, at just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation I helped you.” Indeed, for God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation.

Perhaps as you read the title of this devotional you uttered a semi- deep sigh and admitted, to yourself, that you are indeed a procrastinator. Thoughts of various situations flood your mind. The school report that was due before the semesters end, and you still didn’t start it. Two days left! Spring house cleaning. Wow, summer got here fast! Even setting up that doctor appointment that is very much needed.

Procrastinator’s are people that put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done. Does this definition describe you? Sure, we get frustrated with ourselves about this glitch in our lifestyle: even laugh about it at times. But is it something to be made light of?

Paul makes it clear to the Corinthians, and to us, that salvation is not something that we want to procrastinate over. Today is the day! God’s ready to save you. Putting His offer of forgiveness off as if it’s like some other school paper won’t work out well for you. You will end up like those people in Luke 14, mentioned above. Missing out on even the “smallest taste” of what God has prepared for those who come to Him in faith.

What He offers those who believe in Him is the forgiveness of their sins and a reconciled relationship with Him, their creator. So they can know Him and enjoy Him forever.

Today is the day- tomorrow may be to late- don’t procrastinate, God never does