Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Procrastination Nation

One of my worst habits is procrastination. I'm not as bad about it anymore, but I definitely still fall into its grasps. Sometimes, I'll even wait until the night before a project is due to even get started! This habit of mine is not only an annoyance to me, but it is also very dangerous! Likewise, there is a lot of danger in someone putting their eternal life on the back-burner. There are many who have heard about Jesus and all He offers, yet many keep saying, "maybe tomorrow."

This world won't last forever and neither will we! Last time I checked there was a 100% chance that we all will die! Because of this truth, the only way that we are able to live forever is through accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior (John 14:6)! It amazes me though, to hear of people who have heard of Christ, yet are not willing to accept Him! This world is filled with people who stumble through the "darkness", but the Bible says that Jesus is the light that leads to life (John 8:12)! In fact, Matthew 24:48-51 describes exactly how a lot of people in this world put off accepting Christ:
But if the servant is evil and thinks, `My master won't be back for a while,' and begins oppressing the other servants, partying, and getting drunk-- well, the master will return unannounced and unexpected. He will tear the servant apart and banish him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
This passage tells us that being like the evil servant is not the way to go! It says that the servant will be sent to Hell, "a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth", and will be torn apart! Why then, if it is known that such a future exists for those who don't come to Christ, do many put off accepting Christ?

Could it be because we as Christ-followers aren't doing the job that we were sent to do (Matthew 4:19)? As a Christ-follower, are you doing your job? Are you spreading the gospel (the "good news")? If not, don't keep God a secret! Shout it out to all of those in this procrastination nation and tell them of His amazing love (Isaiah 40:9)!

1 comment:

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