Someone has said that the favorite doctrine of most people is, procrastination: that is, do tomorrow, what you don’t have to do today! But it is this attitude, of putting things off, that has caused many people to miss out, on some of life’s greatest opportunities. Because they have procrastinated, golden opportunities have passed them by.
Procrastination or putting things off, it is ever more drastic in the spiritual realm. The consequences are eternal and everlasting. The teaching of the Bible is this: Give your life over to Christ today!” Never procrastinate, never hesitate and say no: I’ll do it tomorrow. Because tomorrow may be eternally to late for you!
The Bible abounds with warnings, about not doing tomorrow, what can be done today: The Bible says: “Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for you know not what a day may bring forth.” Or to put it in the more simple terms: “Do not count on tomorrow, you may not be around!” The Book of James which is perhaps the most practical book in the New Testament says: “Come now, ye that say, today or tomorrow, we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell and get gain. Whereas ye know not, what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that.” It is awfully dangerous to say tomorrow to your soul! It is sheer folly to say “tomorrow” to Jesus Christ. To tell Him to wait until then, before you give Him your life, because tomorrow may never come for you.
I want to share with you, three simple reasons, why it is dangerous to procrastinate, and wait until tomorrow, to make the most important decision of your life, which is giving your heart to Jesus Christ!
First we should not procrastinate or hesitate, delay to give our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ. Because that is exactly what “Satan” wants you to do! Do not ever underestimate the reality and the power of Satan. He is wily and he is clever; and He is smart enough to know, that if He can get you to say “later” “tomorrow” “some other time” you still belong to Him today! You either belong to Christ or to Satan! If you have never given your life to Christ you belong to Satan. There is no middle ground; we belong to one or to the other. As long as we procrastinate, and refuse to surrender to Christ, we still belong to Satan!
Secondly, to procrastinate until tomorrow, is dangerous, because of the “uncertainty” of tomorrow! How do you know that there will be a tomorrow for you? What guarantee do you have? There is a tomorrow that never comes for us all! Has tomorrow ever been more uncertain than it is today, in this atomic age. A crumb in your throat, a drop of blood on your brain, a germ in your blood-stream, any of these things, could mean no tomorrow for us. Life hangs by a single brittle thread. That is why we should not procrastinate and say: “Tomorrow, or at a more convenient date I’ll repent of my sins and be saved!” Because tomorrow may never come for you. What if you died today?
Thirdly, to procrastinate is awfully dangerous, because tomorrow the Holy Spirit may stop striving with you, to get saved. The Holy Spirit is the one who pleads and strives
With us to turn to Christ. He is striving with you today to give your heart to Jesus, He is drawing you. Tomorrow He may not…then what would you do?
The only thing you and I can be sure of, is “right now” that is why the Bible says: “Acquaint now thyself with Him (Jesus Christ) and be at peace” “Today hear His voice and harden not your heart.” Right now, at this very moment; with Christ you are saved, without Him you are lost. That is why, right now if you are not saved, you should ask Him to come into your heart and take your sins away. Tomorrow might be too late! The Lord says: “Come now, and let us reason together, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Don’t procrastinate a moment longer, give your life to Christ today!
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