|Do it Tomorrow
By Greg Sanders
Exodus 8:8 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and begged, “Plead with the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people. I will let your people go, so they can offer sacrifices to the Lord.” 9 “You set the time!” Moses replied. “Tell me when you want me to pray for you, your officials, and your people. Then you and your houses will be rid of the frogs. They will remain only in the Nile River.” 10 “Do it tomorrow,” Pharaoh said. “All right,” Moses replied, “it will be as you have said. Then you will know that there is no one like the Lord our God.
Tomorrow always seems like a great time to do something hard, difficult, or challenging. I have been guilty of postponing what I should do today and justifying my reasoning by saying, “I will do it tomorrow.” However, too often, tomorrow never comes. I keep putting things I should be doing today off until the next day. I have discovered that when God speaks to me about things to do for His Kingdom, the time to start is always today.
Exodus 8 has one of the funniest examples of procrastination in the Bible. Pharaoh is giving the opportunity to choose when his problem will go away and he chooses to have his deliverance wait until tomorrow. In what world does that make sense? Why spend one more night with frogs in your bed? I am convinced that the reason he wanted to wait one more day was in hopes that he would discover some way to free himself. He hoped some human help would be enough and he would not have to depend on or admit that there was a God in heaven whose help he needed.
When God offers freedom, salvation, and His help for our lives, I often see people wait until later to accept the help He offers today. I am convinced that this desire to be self-sufficient and this unwillingness to surrender is the same motivation Pharaoh had to wait until tomorrow.
Today’s Challenge: Realize that God offers you salvation and help today. There is no good reason to put off until tomorrow what God can free you from today.