In this current age, there are so many things that attract our attention and our time; such as work, hobbies, the numerous things to watch on TV, family and friends, etc. But many of us do not realize that what we give our precious time and attention to at the current time is what often defines who we are.
You may want to spend more time with your kids…but until you are…you are someone who doesn’t. Tomorrow you’ll quit drinking.. Tomorrow you’ll spend less time working and more time with your wife. Tonight is the last time you’ll look at porn. Next Sunday I’ll go to church. Tomorrow I’ll tell my daughter I love her. Tomorrow I’ll give Jesus the time and attention he deserves from me….You want to know the sad truth; our “tomorrow’s” are not what define us…they are our “today’s”.
Why am I bringing this up? To tell the truth, it is because I struggle with this all the time. Oh how often have I said to myself, “this is the last time”, or “tomorrow I will”. Honestly, I know it is a lie I tell myself so I can get away with doing something I know is wrong, or to not do something I know is right, but it is so hard to overcome, and far to easy to push aside. But today, right now, this moment is who I am!….So who am I going to be? Am I going to be a great friend, brother and son? Am I going to be devoted to Jesus and my relationship with Him? Am I going to be a person that produces the fruit that God desires to produce in me?
If you struggle with this same thing, and desire to change today, I strongly encourage you to not just read the following scripture, but to also let it be a prayer from your heart:
Turn my heart toward your statues and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. -Psalm 119:36-37
What a wonderful prayer, but to make this a reality, we need to stop saying “tomorrow” and make the change today! It is such desire of mine be a pursuer of God…but if I don’t do it now, I am not…and if I stay in the mindset of “tomorrow”, I will never be.
So lets join together in being honest with ourselves (that when we say “tomorrow“, we are simply giving an excuse to ourselves about our action, or lack-there-of), and the next time we have the temptation to say “tomorrow“, let us have the courage and strength to say “today“.
May God bless you and give you strength.
In God’s Love and Grace,
That is a good word. Life can be full of distractions for sure. I’m so greatful that we serve a God that is patient with us. Thank you for the reminder that “today” is the day to make positive changes.