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Pastor Brent had a dead tree in his yard.  In the spring, he knew he needed to cut it down before it damaged property or hurt someone.  However, he procrastinated and didn’t do it.  This weekend, the tree fell down during a windstorm.  Thankfully it barely missed crushing his family’s trampoline or hurting anyone.

So often in life we procrastinate.  We don’t want to deal with things, so we just keep putting them off.  We can get away with that in certain areas of our lives, but procrastination can be detrimental and even have eternal consequences.  Instead, we need to wake up, seize the day and live intentionally.


Wake Up!

“The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”  Romans 13:11-14

Many people don’t want to make a decision to trust in Jesus.  They want to wait until tomorrow comes, but for some people, tomorrow never comes.  Why wait to trust in Jesus??!  Furthermore, we need to stop living for the pleasures of this world.  Are you living for Him or the pleasures of this world?


Seize the Day

The account of Zacchaeus meeting Jesus (Luke 19:1-10) is a powerful account of how to seize the day.  Jesus was passing through Jericho and short little Zacchaeus desperately wanted to see Jesus.  Instead of complaining or making excuses, Zacchaeus found a solution – he climbed a tree!  He placed himself in a place where he could see Jesus!  It is so easy to complain about everything…finances, skin color, age, relationships, etc.  However, we need to remember that excuses and lies are from the enemy.  We too have to put ourselves in a place where we can encounter Jesus.  YOU can open your Bible.  YOU can go to revival meeting or Bible study.  Your spiritual growth is not the responsibility of your spouse, elder or pastor!


Be Intentional in How You Live

We live intentionally by:

  • Numbering our days (Psalm 90:12). We need to realize we only have a limited number of days on this Earth and we need to make them count!
  • Pointing people to Jesus instead of condemning them (Luke 6:36-38)
  • Living by the Spirit

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

Make this the day you stop procrastinating!  The more you procrastinate, the worse things get (and they typically don’t just go away).  Seize the day!!!



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