Yesterday & Tomorrow

He was going to be all that a man should be, Tomorrow. 

No one would be better than he, Tomorrow.

The world would have known him had he ever seen, Tomorrow.

But the fact is he died and faded from view,

And all that was left when living was through

Was all of the things he was planning to do... Tomorrow

Leroy Brownlow

I can relate to this poem. I’ve had so many noble things that I wanted to do, but they were so noble that they needed more time than I could give today… so I put them off until tomorrow. After a half century of life, I’m just beginning to realize that tomorrow never comes.

Just as bad is the multitude of great things that I was going to do, but didn’t get to, yesterday. The comfortable thing about yesterday is the fact that it is already gone. Since no mortal can get the past back, I have often comforted myself with the thought that I really would have accomplished all of those admirable things if time had just not run out.

So,I find myself living between the two worlds of yesterday and tomorrow in this magic place where there are no responsibilities and no consequences. After all, yesterday is past and tomorrow has yet to arrive. Since I have scheduled all of my really important things for either yesterday or tomorrow, I have today’s calendar wide open for all of the things that really don’t matter.

Might this possibly describe your life, as well? If it does, may I recommend that you make begin to do what you know you really need to do… today.

As God fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

II Corinthians 6:1-2, NIV