I would like to be able to say in all matters I handle my business. If I said that, I would be lying or as I like to say, stretching my truth. There are simply too many things to do and too little time to do them. In order to feel better about letting things slip I nudge them to the back of my brain and tell myself, it's okay. Unless it is a matter of life and immediate death there is always tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day. As a result, my tomorrow's are so jammed packed with yesterday's tomorrow, today feels overwhelming. Sometimes I feel sick with guilt, but I will worry about that tomorrow.
Thank God he is not like me. I can't imagine if God handled my business like I handle my business. I ask him to be with me, to carry my burdens, to take on my enemies, to heal my broken parts, to forgive my transgressions. I ask all of these in Jesus name. And what if he answered, tomorrow?
God I know has little patience for procrastination. HIs word says if one does not work for what they want they will have nothing when they need it. The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. Prove 20:14.
God is clear that we should make the best of our time given. Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephes 5: 15-17
And every time we push something off to tomorrow I picture God's skin crawling. We can never claim a day that has not been promised to us. He did not create us to waste the time he has blessed us with. Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Prov 27:1
God wants nothing more than to see us prosper in all endeavors of our rightful choosing. He is our biggest cheerleader. He is the only one who makes our possible, probable. We only need to show we are worthy of it outside of talk but action. In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. Prov 14:23
The true blessing of it all is this. If God is in it, it cannot fail.
God said, My presence will go with you. I'll see the journey to the end. Exodus 33:14
There is a story about a young man who secretly buried his coins near a sapling peach tree in his backyard. He said he was saving for ideas of tomorrow. Every chance he got he would add money by digging a new hole, stuffing his money into the ground. When he became an aged man he had holes all over the backyard. He had amassed a small fortune underground. One day he got a shovel and began digging up his life savings. Overwhelmed at the effort on the last hole he fell over and died of a heart attack. He will forever be remembered as the old man with grand dreams that never got off the ground. All his ideas left underground.
He was buried beside the old peach tree which itself had beared much fruit. Some of the juiciest fruit all money could buy.