Never Put off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today!

Updated on April 3, 2020
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Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink or use drugs when stressed; I write.

There is an old proverb which says "seith that the goodness that thou mayst do this day, do it, and abide nat ne delaye it nattil to-morwe." Simply put, you should live each day signifying God, as He guarantees no one tomorrow…So, lets’s not put off until tomorrow what you should do today.

It serves to develop the verity of the proverb, “that not anything should be put off until tomorrow, which can be done today.” As a result, “Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

We live in a world where people feel they have plenty of time to live. Do you know, you should put your limited time to good use? There is no man or not anything that has the authority to guarantee you will live a long time.

It is now time to stop thinking there is plenty of time for a living. Life is short; you do not have the time as you think you do. Live, think, and act for today for “tomorrow” may be too late.

How many of you have ever played the old “Procrastination” game? Well, I have to admit, I'm guilty as charged. Despite this, the word procrastination is not in God’s terminology.

Therefore, it is highly significant that you obey God’s ground plan for your life, as procrastination in spiritual matters leads to a tragic life. Whether you know it, it predestines you to spend eternity in heaven or hell.
Your final journey’s end and depend on whom you accept God, through His Son Jesus or Satan and “Procrastination.”

Instead of watching life as it passes by, you should use a common-sense scenario that involves imagining that today your final day on earth. Would you feel rushed? Would you use the best of your limited time? Would you be so intense?

If only you could know how short life is you would put your limited time to good use, recognize that putting things off is the most prominent waste of time. “Today” may be your last day on earth. You must live. Think, and act for today for “tomorrow” may be too late.

One of life’s most dangerous words is “tomorrow, ” although it may sound so innocent. If you are the one who expects to repent and turn to Jesus by always saying “tomorrow,” you have to learn how not to be a helpless prisoner of tomorrow.

The Bible states, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow... now is the day of salvation” (Proverbs 27:1) Tomorrow - too late, it is the fitting epitaph for many tombstones. If you are in sin, you need to repent and turn to Christ Now; tomorrow may be too late, you can die today.

Do you know what will happen tomorrow is fate? So why not live, think, and act for today? You should roll up your sleeves and start taking charge right now because you are in charge of each day.

When opportunity knocks, why not open the door, don’t hesitate because tomorrow may be too late. Whatever you do, please do not do like many. They tend to gravitate back to their old habits of waiting for tomorrow; without realizing tomorrow may be too late. If today were the final day, what would you do? Would you make mend with someone you wronged?

If you knew your time was almost up, you would do everything to enjoy the time as much as possible, and might even take some time to make a real change.

There is an urgency in life, what if you had a warning of when it will be the final day? Would you embrace the importance instead of ignoring it?

However, there is no requirement to wait for the warning of the last day because you will never receive one. Most of us do not have the chance to know when our last day is, and even if God does warn you, you are not usually in a position to take it, or you fail to take the opportunity to make a real change.

Yes, you might have quite some time left. However, what if there’s not? You must live, think and act today, for “tomorrow” may be too late.

As I look around today - even reading different storylines on the web, I grasp at what’s happening insofar as the unfolding events of so many tragedies and how utterly unprepared people are today, both spiritually and emotionally.

From what I read on the web and witness around me, there seems to be no way to reach people to convince them that life is short. Time waits for no man, therefore, now is the time for living, thinking and acting for today, not tomorrow, because tomorrow may be too late.

Jesus Christ indicates. “He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).

It is better to be ready. You never know today. You might end up at St Peter’s Gate. Are you disposed to die? Is your fate for eternity cast in Jesus Christ? Working toward accomplishing material things can wait. Your sins cannot wait - don’t hesitate. Repent of your sins today; tomorrow may be too late.

Are you ready! God has provided you a guide to the way of salvation. Still, God’s people procrastinate, wondering what are they to do and should they believe in the Bible.

What is God’s master plan? Does the plan predict the future? Why should you have faith in God? Why is the Bible any different from any other book? Can it prove to be true? These are all too common questions most people ask when one’s spiritual journey is not about certainty.

The thought you need to live for today does not mean that you should ignore tomorrow. You should live, think and act today, but it should also prepare you, should also for every precious moment.

If you will not protect today and tomorrow, you will hinder whatever you have utterly set in place to plan for the future. When you say not today; maybe tomorrow, God helps you, because you are letting tomorrow prevent you from taking action today. Do today what it needs to do because tomorrow may be too late.

Always Prepare for each day, stops Procrastination. You live in a world where most people don’t make a deliberate effort to prepare for each day. Most have heard the saying you should have your affairs to organize to live every day.

Although this is genuine and wise advice, most people do not even think about how they are going to live each day. Have you prepared the day ahead of you?

Have you taken out the time to line up your life in order, so you are ready to live each day? Please know your actions are not automatic—and it does not come naturally.

To live your assigned life, you need to have years of experience and repetition. That means redundancy comes with years of experience, set goals, planning and thinking about how you are going to live each day.

You have prepared for your life to live daily. The preparation that you put forth has allowed you to break free from procrastination, you stayed motivated and inspired to think, and planning has placed your affairs in order.

What is procrastination, what are its effects, and how to defeat it?

Procrastination comprises intentionally putting off tasks that have to be done. It is also a bad habit hard to get out of, and it affects a person’s pattern of work and emotions.

An individual who procrastinates allows working to pile up, which leads to many adverse effects like perpetually stressed feelings of guilt, disorganization, and self-blame.

Life is not required to comprise procrastination; Some techniques can overcome procrastination. Procrastination brings about an unfavorable impact on every situation that you will encounter each day.

However, time management and organizational skills can overcome procrastination. With these two techniques, you can stop procrastination, begin living, think and act for each day.

You will be better prepared for life’s difficult situation, and you will foresee changes in your life. You will stop putting off tomorrow for what you can do today because tomorrow may be too late.

Ways to overcome procrastination, maybe you procrastinate day after day, that turns into a week after week, move on to month after month, and then year after year. You may think you’re doing what you’re should be doing.

Probably it’s time for you to get a new attitude, switch your perspective, and pursue your passion. Start overcoming procrastination by becoming more self-aware, focus and visualize how much better your life can be able to be when you do more with the time you have by block out distraction.

Now, let’s start today, thus, let’s not put off until tomorrow, what God wants us to do today, you need to be about God’s business and go to you may live comfortably and improve each day ahead of you.

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today by: Thomas Jefferson

Live, think and act for today. Tomorrow May Be too late

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Live, think and act for today. Tomorrow may be too late.

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    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      20 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you, Jack, for your reply. Life is short and it is time out for waiting around whatever we going to do we have to do it now, I really love your statements, "Amazing that man can determine the weather by the signs around us but are so blind in refusing to acknowledge that there is but a short time left." "And if man knew just how short the time really is, perhaps more would do what they should do today instead of tomorrow." I am happy to read it won't happen and your time but sad to agree that you right it's a common human trait and so many will miss out.

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      Jack Jenn 

      22 months ago from Nelson Bay NSW Australia.

      Hi Pam,

      Amen to everything you've said - what a pity that so many are walking so blindly in this ever darkening world.

      Amazing that man can determine the weather by the signs around us but are so blind in refusing to acknowledge that there is but a short time left. And if man knew just how short the time really is, perhaps more would do what they should do today instead of tomorrow.

      I like your thoughts on tomorrow being such a dangerous word - if only others would truly understand the importance of the fact that time is fast running out and many will be caught out too late. Sadly, that is a common human trait - it won't happen in my time but for so many, it will.

      I sincerely hope that some who read and understand the urgency in your post will have a change of heart and act upon it before it's too late. The 5 wise and the 5 foolish is a classic example of many in this age of Laodicea.

      Thank you for your effort Pam.

      Best regards,



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