Tuesday, June 25, 2013

One Day or Today? - Guest Post by Alex Sanfilippo

“One day, I am going to start doing that…”
“Sometime soon I am going to stop doing this…”
“I’m going to working on that soon…”

Stop saying one day, and start saying today. Be a person of action.

How many times have you heard these questions asked; both from people around you, and yourself?
The reason so many people struggle with this is because we are comfortable, or lazy. We feel like we have plenty of time. Everything is okay. Things aren’t that bad, they may not be good, but they aren’t bad enough to need to be changed. I have also hear a lot of people saying that they will start or stop something after a certain milestone. People say it is okay to live the way they are until a certain day or time passes and that is when they will start working on things.

Time is always running
Don’t let yourself get into a mindset of automatically saying why you can’t do something right now or why you do not need to do anything right now; that will shape your lifestyle. Instead, start looking for reasons that you can begin to do things. If you look at great men and woman in history; how often is it documented that they would say an excuse for why they couldn’t do something at that time? I’m no history teacher; but if I had to guess, I would say that these words were never said by the people that we have all read about!

Today, I want to challenge you to stop saying why you cannot do something right now. Stop being lazy, don’t let yourself be comfortable where you are right now. And begin getting a sense of urgency in regards to the time that you have. Choose today to become a better person. Focus on what you feel like God may be calling you to in the future, and start living that way! Take the small steps, as your steps begin to grow, so will your life and future.

Matthew 24:44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 25:13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

More on this topic:
The best time to plant a tree is 25 years ago. The second best time is today. Be a person of action; take steps toward the future you want today.

Alex Sanfilippo is a blogger at Paradigm Shift.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome words of wisdom from a man who shares his heart from experience, not just words that he's read in a book.