I have met many retirees who now wish they had not consumed every dollar buying things that rust, that break or that just don’t satisfy any longer. They cannot even sell their accumulated clutter at a yard sale for pennies on the dollar.
Most of them did not invest for the future. They said, “tomorrow will be a good day to get started.” A wise person reads a Proverb and then examines his/her life from many perspectives. Am I thinking carefully and wisely about the future? What changes should I make today and no longer put off until tomorrow?
Recently I helped the niece of one of Cindie’s dear aunts. In a future post (maybe tomorrow!) I will share with you what advice I gave her. She did not wait until tomorrow to move forward. Although we are to trust in the Lord, we also are given warnings from the Lord about being complacent in our life’s activities. If something is repeated in the scriptures, it generally means we may need to wake up and pay attention.
Proverbs 6:9-11 (ESV) “How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber and want like an armed man.”
Proverbs 24:32-34 (ESV) “Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber and want like an armed man.”
So what have you been putting off until tomorrow that you should do today? It is probably something you should have done yesterday.