If Tomorrow Never Comes

Exodus 8:6-11 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. 7 But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt. 8 Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.” 9 Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.” 10 “Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said. Moses replied, “It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the Lord our God. 11 The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials and your people; they will remain only in the Nile.”

I can’t imagine what it must have been like to have frogs everywhere! If I was in Pharaoh’s sandals and had the chance to get rid of them I would defiantly not say, “Eh lets wait and do it tomorrow.” I would say do it now! I read this passage and wonder what he was thinking and why he wouldn’t want to get rid of it as soon as possible. The thing is I think too many of us, Christians included, often have a “tomorrow” attitude.

One way we can adopt a tomorrow attitude is by not getting rid of sins in our life. Too often we struggle with something in our life that we know isn’t what God wants us to be part of our life and we keep putting off repenting of it. We keep sinning in that way saying we will stop it eventually. As Christians we need to admit the things in our life that don’t belong and remove them now and not later. 

The same thing can happen as Christians when it comes to things we should be doing to strengthen our relationship with Christ. Maybe we say we will start reading our Bible tomorrow or go to church next week. It is often difficult to make changes in our life even when they are for our better. We have to develop a today attitude.

Lastly I think about how important it is that we take the opportunities we have to witness to people today. James 4:14 tells us, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. We don’t if we will have tomorrow to share Christ with the people in our life. We don’t know if something may happen to the person we need to witness to or ourself. When we have the chance to tell someone about Jesus and what he has done for us we need to do it and not put it off until tomorrow! 

Today is the the day to do the things you need to do, don’t wait for tomorrow!

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