How many times have you heard someone say, “I’ll think about that tomorrow,” “I’ll do that tomorrow,” or “Ask me again tomorrow”? This was the subject of a “Monday Morning Devotion by Diane” that a friend of mine e-mails to a group of people every week. After reading her devotion surmising that we have become a society of “tomorrowers,” I had to agree that she had described many of the people I know, including me. For example, I saw this e-mail several weeks ago, decided it was a good blog subject, and am just now getting it written.
When I look around at my family and friends, I see people being pulled in different directions by jobs, family responsibilities, social media, etc. This makes it difficult to decide on our best course of action for making the most of today. Benjamin Franklin said “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” We must carefully choose about what can be postponed until tomorrow, because tomorrow might also slip by leaving things once again undone. An admonition from Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
Remember that “today is yesterday’s tomorrow.” We are challenged to live each day adopting the best course of action in order to be productive. Try not to be a “tomorrower.” Postpone only the lowest priority issues for “tomorrow,” and do all you can to accomplish things while it is still “today.”`
Immediate Past International President