“Oh, I can’t think about this now! I’ll go crazy if I do! I’ll think about it tomorrow.” Scarlett O’hara’s famous words from _Gone With the Wind_ have been on my mind today.
Like her, I’ve been facing a chaotic season for a few months (perhaps a few years) and I have too often simply put out of my thoughts that which I could see no solution for or had no time for.
I feel like someone who has unintentionally over-extended their credit lines due to the hectic pace of life that delivers one unexpected crisis after another. Then, suddenly, just about the time they catch their breath, they realize, too late, what a mess they are in.
This is much further reaching than a matter of finances. We can over-extend in every aspect of life and ignore reasonable limitations until we are nearly bankrupt. Suddenly, after becoming so use to the great juggling routine, we come to a stark realization. All those things we put off until tomorrow are before us demanding attention. Tomorrow has arrived and is expecting to be seen about.
How have you over-extended. Time? Energy? Emotionally?
What price was required payment? Spiritual distress? Broken relationships? Unhealthy bodies?
This is my favorite scripture concerning ‘tomorrow’. So much wisdom.
“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” (James 4:13, 14 NLT)
Sure, we need to think ahead and make our plans. But, while doing so, keep in mind, tomorrow will come sooner than you think. It’s only a day away.