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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Urgency of NOW!

What motivates you to action? Why get up early for work and leave late? Why continue to hold the kids to the home rules, when it would be easier to give in. What keeps you focused on the menial tasks from day to day? Why work out when gravity and nature takes over anyway?

No, I am not trying to depress you... I just want you to ask yourself the question, "Why do I do what I do?" I know for me, I believe that my daily actions are tied to larger goals and purpose. For instance, I both discipline and encourage my children daily because I believe I have been entrusted by God to raise them to be righteous, and responsible adult for Him. I physically exercise because my body is God's temple and I want to be around to play with my grandchildren.

However, sometime we get caught up in the "survival mode." The emergencies of the moment overshadows the importance of tomorrow. Choices are made every day concerning how we spend our waking hours. Many of these choices have eternal consequence. Ephesians 5:16 tells us to "make the most of every opportunity..."

What we do today matter, even the little things. The reason: Today Effects Tomorrow as well as Tomorrow Effecting Today!!! These two combined yield THE URGENCY OF NOW. And if now is that urgent, what should you do now? Once this is answered, apply Nike's slogan, "JUST DO IT!"