Well, tax season is upon us. I am aware that many of you will not even begin preparation prior to the month of April, but by now you should have received all of the required paperwork from your employer, as well as those charities that you support.
In other words, you probably have everything you need to get your taxes completed and filed.
Still, you will wait … and wait … and wait.
Many college students approach research papers, projects and exams in the same manner. Wait until the last minute. We even tell others, “I work better under pressure.”
I have to tell you something. I could not work that way. I didn’t write the required papers the first week of the semester. But I didn’t pull any, “all-nighters” either. I don’t write sermons on Saturday nights. And I will have my taxes prepared and sent to my accountant by the end of this week at the latest.
Now if I owe money, I will probably hold it and write the check on April 14. No need in acting too hastily on that. But it will be ready to send much earlier than that.
I have to tell you, I don’t like to work under that pressure.
Why this topic? Many people put off doing business with God until later in life, too. “I have plenty of life to do those spiritual things. I will get around to it in time. But for now I have other things on my plate.”
There are so many problems with this approach. The Bible says, “Behold, today is the day of salvation.” We are not promised tomorrow, or next week. As the book of Ecclesiastes says, “Man knows not his time.”
And the Bible also says, “It is appointed unto man, once to die, and after that the judgment.” I suppose you can dismiss that if you like. But it is a dangerous thing to do.
The Lord offers salvation and life to you today. Don’t delay. Trust him today.