Put Off Until Tomorrow
"To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b).
Prioritizing my workload as a homeschooling parent was difficult because everything seemed urgent. The baby needed to be bathed and fed, the clothes needed to be washed, the meals needed to be kept on schedule, and daily school lessons needed to be completed. Too many days I felt like Peter robbing Paul as I juggled each of these activities. Anything that could be put off until tomorrow usually was, including grading papers, quizzes, and tests.
I didn't realize my children's annoyance with my grading delay until my daughter said, "It's been over a week since I took that history test! I studied so hard! When are you ever going to grade it?" My failure in giving instant feedback not only caused frustration and a lack of motivation in our homeschooling, but it also eliminated the opportunity to correct errors immediately to prevent them from being repeated in future lessons. Sadly, my children's schoolwork suffered for several years from my inability to prioritize.
Accepting Christ as Savior is also a decision many people put off until tomorrow. The busyness of life takes priority, and people fail to take time to consider the serious, life-changing gift of eternal life. Like the foolish man who stored up more and more treasures for himself on Earth (Luke 12:18-20), they miss making the most important decision in life.
Do you have family members, friends, or even fellow homeschoolers who don't know Christ as their Savior? God's Word says in Hebrews 3:13, "But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Don't wait to tell of Christ's love and forgiveness to those you love. Tomorrow may be too late.
Lord, use me today to reach those people who have yet to put their trust in You. Show me their needs and help me to share clearly the message of salvation. In the saving name of Jesus, Amen.