September 21 – Make “One Day” Today

264 – Make “One Day” Today

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The campus was pretty crazy today. I was walking behind two people on the other side of the street from our Alma statue. One of the people asked the other what was going on and the other wasn’t really sure. But then she said “one day” we should go over there and check it out. Part of me wanted to go right up to her and say, why wait. Let’s go right now. But I reigned myself in.

How many times do we say “I’ll do that tomorrow” or “I’ll get to it someday”? What if there is no tomorrow? Would you regret saying “One day, I’ll get to it”? As Nike says “Just Do It”!

Scripture
  • Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. – Proverbs 27:1
  • Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. – Proverbs 12:25
  • Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. – Colossians 4:5
Reflection

I’ll be honest, these scriptures are all across the board. Or maybe they aren’t? We have a limited time on this Earth. We don’t know when it will be time to join Jesus in heaven. Maybe it is tomorrow, maybe it is a hundred years from now. We don’t know. We should show wisdom in choosing what we need to do and how we treat each other. We need to act as Christ did and show love, understanding, and respect for others. If you were going to give a helping hand to someone, do it today, don’t want until tomorrow.

The second Proverbs verse really hit home. When we put off things we want or need to do, it builds anxiety. I never thought about that before. As someone who suffers from anxiety, I know that putting things off doesn’t make me feel good, but I didn’t realize how much that ties to anxiety. Often times, there are so many things that I have to do on my list that I don’t get to the things I want to do. So those items get pushed down, which increases the anxiety.

So let’s not say “one day I’ll do it”, instead let’s say “I’m going to do it now”.

Charge

What are you procrastinating on? Is it something that is on your have to do list, maybe it’s on your want to do list? Don’t push those things down, as they will weigh heavy on you. Take a minute and then do something. You don’t have to save the world to make an impact on it and yourself.

Lord, help me to not procrastinate. Help me to understand that tomorrow may never come and that I should do what is in my heart to follow your word and your direction.

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