What R U Waiting 4?

7 Oct

Arnold and his wife were cleaning out the attic one day when he came across a ticket from the local shoe repair shop. The date stamped on the ticket showed that it was over eleven years old. They both laughed and tried to remember which of them might have forgotten to pick up a pair of shoes over a decade ago.Shoe Repair Sign

“Do you think the shoes will still be in the shop?” Arnold asked.

“Not very likely,” his wife said.

“It’s worth a try,” Arnold said, pocketing the ticket. He went downstairs, hopped into the car, and drove to the store.

With a straight face, he handed the ticket to the man behind the counter. With a face just as straight, the man said, “Just a minute. I’ll have to look for these.”

He disappeared into a dark corner at the back of the shop. Two minutes later, the man called out, “Here they are!”

“No kidding?” Arnold called back. “That’s terrific! Who would have thought they’d still be here after all this time.”

The man came back to the counter, empty-handed. “They’ll be ready Thursday,” he said calmly.

~ Basic Jokes: Clean Jokes for a Dirty World

Why on earth didn’t that shoe repair shop repair those shoes years ago? This is procrastination to the max! (I laugh, but it’s not so funny when it’s about my personal choices!)

How about you? What are you putting off doing for a “rainy day”? And then, when that rainy day comes, if you’re like me you forget or have urgent demands on your time. I never seem to get around to it.

Round Tuit pinSomeone once gave me a round pin-on button.

“Here,” she said. “This is for all those times you said you’d do something if you got a round TUIT.”

Many things we postpone really won’t become a problem, but there are a few things that are deadly if we procrastinate. A much-needed conversation with a spouse. Quality time with a troubled child. Confessing our sins and getting back on track in an intimate relationship with God. Most of all ~ we must not postpone the decision to become a committed Christ-follower (2 Cor. 6:1-2).

We live our lives in day-tight compartments. Yesterday is gone. Today is the day to make wise choices and follow through in what God has asked us to do. We have no promise of tomorrow on earth (James 4:13-15), so don’t procrastinate. Move ahead with faith. 

So … what will you do today?


2 Responses to “What R U Waiting 4?”

  1. Pearl Rogers October 8, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    Very, very good!!!! Sure makes you think. I have a little plaque that says..”If it weren’t for the last
    minute, a lot of things wouldn’t get done.” I’m bad
    about putting things off. Thanks for the post!

    • Dawn Wilson October 8, 2010 at 2:46 am #

      I’m the same way, Pearl. Let’s BOTH get motivated this week! What are we waiting for? LOL.

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