Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
Where Fools Rush In
Have you heard the old song “Where Fools Rush In”? Maybe we should just call it “When Fools Rush” because I have been a fool at times by rushing about during my day, only to miss a golden opportunity. I probably didn’t even know what I was missing because I was in such a hurry, and that’s a shame. I won’t get a second chance at what I rush by today. Maybe you’ve heard the expression that the devil‘s always in a hurry, but God usually takes His time. I believe there is a lot of truth to that.
Never Get a Second Chance
I have missed so many opportunities to share the Gospel because I was thinking how they would take it. Shame on me because when we get to heaven, we won’t think, “Wow, I wish I hadn’t embarrassed myself by telling that man about Christ,” “I wish I hadn’t had that door slammed in my face for handing that woman a Bible tract,” or “I regret telling my cousin that if he died without Christ, he’d face an eternal separation from God.” No, I think any regrets we’ll have in heaven are that we didn’t make more of our opportunities while here on earth because there’ll be no evangelism in heaven. I must work, as Jesus said, while it’s still day because the time is coming when no one will be able to anymore (John 9:4). So why rush by an opportunity when you’re not likely to get a second chance?
Rushing by the Word and Prayer
I know I have heard a few believers say that they just don’t have time to read their Bible every morning before they go to work, but the strange thing is they often find time to take a shower, eat breakfast, read the morning newspaper, or surf the net. I had one lady tell me that she doesn’t have the time every day to read her Bible, but when she sent me a friend request on Facebook, I noticed that she had time to share about 12 different things on her Facebook page and invite people to Farmland or Candy Crush or whatever else they call them. She had enough time to be on Facebook but didn’t have time to have her face in the Book! Are we in such a hurry today that we might miss an opportunity that may not come again? Good question, isn’t it? And a question that I must ask myself every day. If I’m too busy to read the Bible, then I’m too busy!
A Closing Prayer
Father God, You know that I don’t always put You first, so please help me keep my promise of no Bible, no breakfast; no prayer, no Internet. You are exceedingly more important, so help me to make the most of every opportunity that You divinely place before me today, and in Jesus’ name I pray.
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