One afternoon last week, I went to the movies. There were two ladies in line in front of me buying tickets. Or I should say...attempting to buy tickets. The movie they wanted to see had already started....40 minutes earlier. The young lady in the ticket booth told them the cut off time to sell tickets after a film has started is 15 minutes.They protested, but she did not relent. They were not happy and had some negative comments for me as they passed by on the way back to their car.
First of all, I wondered why they would be willing to miss the first 40 mins of a movie when they would be paying full price to see it? Secondly, it seemed that they thought they were above the rules. They wanted to come late, so they should be allowed to. Thirdly, why not come on time and avoid all the trouble?
How many times do we put off things thinking "I'll do it later" and then when later comes...it is too late! How many opportunities to bless, encourage, support, teach...in other words, to make a difference....have we missed because we put it off. We always think there will be time, but we are not promised tomorrow and situations change. So I guess the answer is to determine to not let procrastination rob us of our joy and to remember the old adage ...
"Don't put off until tomorrow what should be done today!"