“Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.” “Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.” – Exodus 8:9-10.
Have you ever gone out to run errands and while you were out you couldn’t resist going into the mall. While you were there you saw the perfect pair of shoes or the shirt you’ve been looking for in just the right color. You were tempted to buy them but something inside you said “tomorrow!” So, if you are anything like me, you did go back “tomorrow” to get the item that you passed on the day before. The problem is that by the time you got back to the store, the item was gone. You missed out! What else have you missed out on? We know people who missed out on job offers because they were going to submit the application “tomorrow.” What about the missed opportunity because we chose to follow up “tomorrow?”Let me give you another set of scenarios. I know these are not any of us, so I’ll speak in the third person. Do you remember when your friend told you that she was having an affair outside of her current relationship. You told her that she was wrong for her actions and she told you she knew of her wrongdoings but that she would end the affair “tomorrow,” after their next fling. Tomorrow came and went. Before she knew it, the secret was out. Your friend nearly lost everything she had because she chose to wait until tomorrow. You remember the person who was going to stop drinking? But before “tomorrow” came, there was that tragic accident. How about the single person who was going to practice celibacy “tomorrow” but in the heat of the moment became pregnant, impregnated someone, and/or contracted a disease.
What is so magical about tomorrow? What are we waiting for? Do we think the price will change? Do we think we’ll get more money to spend raining down from the sky? Do we think we’ll be more deserving later? Do we think the rules will change? Are we hoping the urge will pass? Better yet, what unnecessary consequences have we endured by waiting until tomorrow? What blessings have we missed out on by waiting until tomorrow?
Today is here now and is all that is promised! Embrace it, accept it, and act on it.
Share with us: What decision have you been waiting until “tomorrow” to make? Tell us how you took the leap of faith to decide or act today.