“Predicting rain doesn’t count, building the ark does.” _Warren Buffett
You can feel great just before a heart attack strikes you down.
You can have all your bills paid with a few dollars left in the bank just before you lose your job.
You can leave home one day thinking every thing is fine between you and your loved one and come home to an empty house and a scribbled note laying on the kitchen table stating, “I’m leaving for good and please don’t call.”
Sadly, as a pastor I have tried to comfort and help people in each of these scenarios. Oh if only they had seen it coming and had made preparations! Their life could have been so much better…and longer.
Life happens and it is certain that it will not always be sunshine and roses.
So what to do?
My advice is: “Consider the ant” (Proverbs 6:6). “Why?” you ask…
Simple, “Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest (6:7-8).
It is said that pain is a wonderful motivator. And sadly, the prod of pain does seem to be the chief motivator far too often. But it does not have to be that way.
A better way is to take a small part of every day and invest it in a better tomorrow.
Most definitely: enjoy the moment, seize the day, and be present fully in the now. But never, never, stop hammering away at creating a better tomorrow.
The ONE THING for today:
Arks are not important until the flood comes but then it’s too late to start building.