Before I was a Christian, all I did was wait and procrastinate. I wanted to be a Christian, I wanted to read the Bible, and I wanted to go to church. But what was I waiting for? What are you waiting for?
Every time I passed a duration in my life that I was potentially “waiting for” to get started, I just came up with a new one.”I have enough books to read right now, I’ll read the Bible after I graduate.” “Sundays are a no go for me, I’ll wait until I have a car so I don’t have to bother anyone for a ride.”
The excuses started piling higher and higher. At the rate I was going, I probably would have never started my new life in Christ. I remember sitting alone in my room. I was staring at my bible that was sitting across the room as I sat in an ugly saucer chair that every teenage girl had when I was growing up.
Waiting for life to pass me by
Then, it hit me… What if I don’t make it to when I am able to buy a car. What if I don’t make it to graduation. There is no telling when my time will be up in this world and here I am waiting and waiting to do something that I should have done a long time ago. If I would have died before making an effort to step up in my faith, I would have been eternally separated from God. I would have never gotten the chance to become part of the church, become new in Christ, and follow Jesus daily.
I am so glad that happened that day. That was the best decision of my life… putting down my own desires and picking up my bible instead.
If I continued to wait, life was just going to pass me by. I’d be waiting for college, then for a job, then for my husband, then for a family, then for retirement. You get where I’m coming from? Soon enough, life will be over and I would have been out of time. I wouldn’t get my life with God.
Time is precious and we aren’t promised the next second. So instead of thinking of ways to avoid being a true Christian, step up. Who knows when our last breath will be. Rather than making excuses to do it later, do it as soon as possible. Will you even make it to later? Again, I ask, what are you waiting for?
Waiting until you make it to a certain duration in your life is a dangerous game when you’re talking about your salvation.
Now, getting all that out, I have one simple question for you…