Responsibility and Procrastination

 

We have all been given responsibility for many things as we have grown from childhood to adult and older adult.  It may have begun as taking your dirty dishes to the sink after meals, and feeding the dog may have increased the level of responsibility.  Were you responsible for doing your school homework without being reminded, or did your parents make sure that you did your work?  There can't be much procrastination in taking your dirty dishes to the sink with Mother or another family member standing at the sink waiting for your dishes.  I would imagine your dog would let you know if procrastination made the feeding of the family pet late.  Procrastination in regard to school homework probably resulted in loss of sleep or hastily finished poor quality work being handed in to the teacher.  The price of procrastination continued to increase as we grew.

 

Not many of us procrastinated in practicing for a driver's license, although a few of us may have delayed studying for the written driving exam.  That was a responsibility most of us had gladly accepted because of the reward, the freedom of being able to travel without the need of asking for a ride.  The first job for pay certainly involved responsibility while raising the penalty for procrastination to an unacceptable level.  The results of procrastination in the work aspect of life range from "a word with the boss" to "You're fired!"-- neither one was anticipated with joy.

 

Advancement in a career certainly involves increased levels of responsibility with procrastination perhaps resulting in loss of business and the concomitant loss of income for the business, maybe even to the loss of the business itself.  Marriage and the raising of children raised the responsibility level to earlier unknown levels.  Other people's lives were now directly dependent upon how we handled responsibility.  Procrastination has become almost unacceptable, but you can still get away with it sometimes.

 

Each of us has an eternally important area of responsibility.   Each of us has the responsibility of determining how we will spend eternity and where we will spend it.  Believe it!--no one else determines our eternal destiny--it is our responsibility alone.  The two choices are (1) Joy in heaven with Jesus, and (2) Torment in hell with satan.  We do not determine our eternal destiny by our hard work, by how often we go to church, not even by how we treat people.  There is only one way to attain the joy of Heaven with Jesus, and that is to respond to His sacrifice offered at Calvary when He died for all of our sins.  Yes, all of our sins--mine and yours-- have been paid for.  So, how do we attain this joy of Heaven?  We acknowledge Jesus as Lord, ask for His forgiveness, and then accept that forgiveness.  That's it, just as simple as that.  Jesus has it all from there.

 

There are two ways to determine an eternity in hell with satan.  The first and most  obvious way is to turn Responsibility and Procrastination

 

We have all been given responsibility for many things as we have grown from childhood to adult and older adult.  It may have begun as taking your dirty dishes to the sink after meals, and feeding the dog may have increased the level of responsibility.  Were you responsible for doing your school homework without being reminded, or did your parents make sure that you did your work?  There can't be much procrastination in taking your dirty dishes to the sink with Mother or another family member standing at the sink waiting for your dishes.  I would imagine your dog would let you know if procrastination made the feeding of the family pet late.  Procrastination in regard to school homework probably resulted in loss of sleep or hastily finished poor quality work being handed in to the teacher.  The price of procrastination continued to increase as we grew.

 

Not many of us procrastinated in practicing for a driver's license, although a few of us may have delayed studying for the written driving exam.  That was a responsibility most of us had gladly accepted because of the reward, the freedom of being able to travel without the need of asking for a ride.  The first job for pay certainly involved responsibility while raising the penalty for procrastination to an unacceptable level.  The results of procrastination in the work aspect of life range from "a word with the boss" to "You're fired!"-- neither one was anticipated with joy.

 

Advancement in a career certainly involves increased levels of responsibility with procrastination perhaps resulting in loss of business and the concomitant loss of income for the business, maybe even to the loss of the business itself.  Marriage and the raising of children raised the responsibility level to earlier unknown levels.  Other people's lives were now directly dependent upon how we handled responsibility.  Procrastination has become almost unacceptable, but you can still get away with it sometimes.

 

Each of us has an eternally important area of responsibility.   Each of us has the responsibility of determining how we will spend eternity and where we will spend it.  Believe it!--no one else determines our eternal destiny--it is our responsibility alone.  The two choices are (1) Joy in heaven with Jesus, and (2) Torment in hell with satan.  We do not determine our eternal destiny by our hard work, by how often we go to church, not even by how we treat people.  There is only one way to attain the joy of Heaven with Jesus, and that is to respond to His sacrifice offered at Calvary when He died for all of our sins.  Yes, all of our sins--mine and yours-- have been paid for.  So, how do we attain this joy of Heaven?  We acknowledge Jesus as Lord, ask for His forgiveness, and then accept that forgiveness.  That's it, just as simple as that.  Jesus has it all from there.

 

There are two ways to determine an eternity in hell with satan.  The first and most  obvious way is to turn your back on God, reject the sacrifice of Jesus, and march straight into hell.  The second way is more insidious and, therefore, more dangerous.  This way is marked by procrastination.  "I won't accept Jesus today.  Maybe I'll do it tomorrow."  "I don't want to do it here with everybody watching.  I'll just do it later."  There comes a time in each man's/woman's life when the time to decide for Jesus has passed.  That time comes at death, and very few of us know when that may occur.  At that point, procrastination has become a killer, the worst of killers, a killer for all of eternity.  The time for decision is NOW!  Don't wait for tomorrow.  You may have no more tomorrows.  Your time of decision approaches quickly, probably quicker than you realize. 

 

My hope and prayer is that you choose neither path to hell so that I may get to know you sometime in the eternal future.  back on God, reject the sacrifice of Jesus, and march straight into hell.  The second way is more insidious and, therefore, more dangerous.  This way is marked by procrastination.  "I won't accept Jesus today.  Maybe I'll do it tomorrow."  "I don't want to do it here with everybody watching.  I'll just do it later."  There comes a time in each man's/woman's life when the time to decide for Jesus has passed.  That time comes at death, and very few of us know when that may occur.  At that point, procrastination has become a killer, the worst of killers, a killer for all of eternity.  The time for decision is NOW!  Don't wait for tomorrow.  You may have no more tomorrows.  Your time of decision approaches quickly, probably quicker than you realize. 

 

My hope and prayer is that you choose neither path to hell so that I may get to know you sometime in the eternal future.  

 

We have all been given responsibility for many things as we have grown from childhood to adult and older adult.  It may have begun as taking your dirty dishes to the sink after meals, and feeding the dog may have increased the level of responsibility.  Were you responsible for doing your school homework without being reminded, or did your parents make sure that you did your work?  There can't be much procrastination in taking your dirty dishes to the sink with Mother or another family member standing at the sink waiting for your dishes.  I would imagine your dog would let you know if procrastination made the feeding of the family pet late.  Procrastination in regard to school homework probably resulted in loss of sleep or hastily finished poor quality work being handed in to the teacher.  The price of procrastination continued to increase as we grew.

 

Not many of us procrastinated in practicing for a driver's license, although a few of us may have delayed studying for the written driving exam.  That was a responsibility most of us had gladly accepted because of the reward, the freedom of being able to travel without the need of asking for a ride.  The first job for pay certainly involved responsibility while raising the penalty for procrastination to an unacceptable level.  The results of procrastination in the work aspect of life range from "a word with the boss" to "You're fired!"-- neither one was anticipated with joy.

 

Advancement in a career certainly involves increased levels of responsibility with procrastination perhaps resulting in loss of business and the concomitant loss of income for the business, maybe even to the loss of the business itself.  Marriage and the raising of children raised the responsibility level to earlier unknown levels.  Other people's lives were now directly dependent upon how we handled responsibility.  Procrastination has become almost unacceptable, but you can still get away with it sometimes.

 

Each of us has an eternally important area of responsibility.   Each of us has the responsibility of determining how we will spend eternity and where we will spend it.  Believe it!--no one else determines our eternal destiny--it is our responsibility alone.  The two choices are (1) Joy in heaven with Jesus, and (2) Torment in hell with satan.  We do not determine our eternal destiny by our hard work, by how often we go to church, not even by how we treat people.  There is only one way to attain the joy of Heaven with Jesus, and that is to respond to His sacrifice offered at Calvary when He died for all of our sins.  Yes, all of our sins--mine and yours-- have been paid for.  So, how do we attain this joy of Heaven?  We acknowledge Jesus as Lord, ask for His forgiveness, and then accept that forgiveness.  That's it, just as simple as that.  Jesus has it all from there.

 

There are two ways to determine an eternity in hell with satan.  The first and most  obvious way is to turn your back on God, reject the sacrifice of Jesus, and march straight into hell.  The second way is more insidious and, therefore, more dangerous.  This way is marked by procrastination.  "I won't accept Jesus today.  Maybe I'll do it tomorrow."  "I don't want to do it here with everybody watching.  I'll just do it later."  There comes a time in each man's/woman's life when the time to decide for Jesus has passed.  That time comes at death, and very few of us know when that may occur.  At that point, procrastination has become a killer, the worst of killers, a killer for all of eternity.  The time for decision is NOW!  Don't wait for tomorrow.  You may have no more tomorrows.  Your time of decision approaches quickly, probably quicker than you realize. 

 

My hope and prayer is that you choose neither path to hell so that I may get to know you sometime in the eternal future.