Possibly the most dangerous word in all the English language is the word “someday.”

  • Someday I’ll be the father I’ve always intended to be.
  • Someday I’ll quit complaining and learn to be grateful.
  • Someday I’ll get in shape.
  • Someday I’ll slow down and start enjoying my children… or my grandchildren.
  • Someday I’ll get really serious about prayer.
  • Someday I’ll read the Bible.
  • Someday I’ll get organized.
  • Someday I’ll take more risks.
  • Someday I’ll be generous.

Some people live their whole lives waiting for someday. This waiting for someday is called procrastination. It is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. James says in James 4:17, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”

To overcome procrastination we need to recognize that the idea of “someday” is a lie, take responsibility for today, commit to immediate action, and ruthlessly re-prioritize our lives.


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