Many of us have decided to start eating healthy once we have over-ate or made a claim to watch less television after spending a whole day watching the glowing cube. Or my personal favorite that I used for years was I will read my bible tomorrow. Why is it that we decide to pursue what we really want out of this life after we have done almost the complete opposite of our long-term dream. An almost fantasy for tomorrow while today is wasted. We know God has called us to something different but we are unwilling to make the commitment until our flesh is fulfilled.
Of course we can spend less money after a huge shopping spree and will exercise tomorrow after sitting all day. These are easy ways to lie to ourselves while we live out our days in tomorrows. General George Patton JR said, “A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.”
It is as simple as this: dip our toe in the water and ease in, or jump in the deep end. Either way get wet. Don’t sit by the pool saying, “I’m hot man the pool would be nice, tomorrow that will be so nice to get in the pool. I’m going to sit here and wait til tomorrow.” That would be silly, but we all do that. So if we want to lose some pounds we need to put the donut down now. If we want to get out of debt we need to stop using debt now. Let’s live for today and tomorrow will come, for we will already have one day toward our dream. One day toward those things that will truly make us smile.