Do It Today!

May 7, 2023

‘He said, “Tomorrow.”’Exodus 8:10 NKJV

Every plague God sent on Egypt mocked one of their gods. For instance, the Egyptians worshipped a goddess with the head of a frog, so God sent them a lot of frogs. Finally, Pharaoh called for Moses and basically said, ‘All right, I give up.’ But when Moses asked him, ‘When do you want me to get rid of the frogs?’ Pharaoh’s response was classic; he said, ‘Tomorrow.’ He must have been insane! Why would you wait any longer to have the frogs removed?

But we do the same, don’t we? We delay by putting off the changes we know would be good for us. Maybe we’re unconcerned. Maybe we’re too lazy to change. Maybe we’re fearful because we don’t know what the changes will mean. Maybe we’re just too proud and stubborn. Whatever the reason—we procrastinate. NASA space engineers tell us most of the fuel that is used in a rocket launch is burned during the initial few seconds of lift–off. It takes enormous energy and thrust to move the rocket off the launching pad. Once it’s moving and headed for orbit, it needs much less fuel and is simpler to control and direct. It has conquered inertia and is no longer stationary.

It’s one thing to know God can solve your problem and change your life. It’s another matter to overcome your inertia and let Him begin to do it now ! We keep saying, ‘One of these days…’ It’s not too late. So the word for today is—do it today!

SoulFood: Isa 51:1–16, Mark 5:1–20
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2023

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