Friday, January 29, 2016

"Don't Wait Until The Last Minute"

"(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"  2 Corinthians 6:2

There is one thing I have noticed about the human nature-- we tend to put things off until the last minute.  I tend to do it myself.  I have some volunteers at my shop who are doing community service in order to "work off" their fines.  I can always tell when it is the end of the month.  My phone rings constantly with people asking to work because they have to have at least ten hours done before the end of the month.  They have waited until the last couple of days to try to get those hours in.  Some are able to, but some fall short. 

Many people treat their eternity the same way.  They are waiting until the "last minute" to get things right with God.  Many are waiting until after they have lived their lives and finished doing all the "fun things" they had planned to do before giving their lives to the Lord.  Some are waiting until their "death bed" to do it.  Some are just waiting with the idea that "one day" they will do it.

These people are gambling with the state of their eternal souls.  Just like the volunteers, they are hoping that we will say, "yes".  They have it all figured out-- just wait, don't worry about it all month, get the hours in at the last minute, etc.  But it doesn't always work like that.  I have had to turn several down because I didn't need them.  They waited too late.

We can't think that we have plenty of time to get things right with God.  We are not promised tomorrow.  We are not promised the next breath.  We are not promised we will have a "death bed" opportunity.  We are not promised to live to a "ripe old age".  We only have now.  We only have this moment.  We only have this breath. 

Are you waiting?  Are you holding out until you have done all you want to do?  Are you putting God off until you are ready?  If so, you are taking a big chance.  If so, you are on dangerous ground.  If you are you may wind up falling short of eternity.

Have a great day.  Don't wait until the last minute to get right with God.  You aren't promised to have that last minute. 

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