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Procrastination, we all do it. We procrastinate studying for a test, doing homework, writing a speech, ect. Even Mozart procrastinated by writing the Overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered. I have even put off writing articles to the last minute. Sometimes (but not always), our best work comes from doing things last minute. Putting all of those things off until the last minute won't hurt you too bad, but there is one thing that no one should ever procrastinate.
We should never ever put off being a Christian. We aren't guaranteed another year, another month, another day, another hour, or even another minute to be here on this earth. That's a pretty scary thought, knowing that I could possibly die within the next minute. That thought is even scarier for those who haven't been baptized yet. Some people are on the borderline of entering the Kingdom. Being on the borderline of something doesn't mean that you're in it. If I was on the American side of the American/Canadian border, would I be in Canada? I mean, it's close enough right? The answer is no, that same concept goes for being in the Kingdom as well.
Some people on the borderline are good moral people. But, unless they take the steps of obedience through faith, repentance, and baptism, they are not in the Kingdom. Many procrastinate and think that one day they will fully obey the will of God. This is not wise at all, seeing as to how we aren't even guaranteed another minute. Often, the only thing standing between someone and the Kingdom is either a tie to a parent or the love of worldly things. The Rich Young Ruler in Matthew 19:16-22 didn't become a Christian because of worldly things. He didn't want to give them up. He loved things that will pass away (1John 2:17). Agrippa believed the gospel but was almost persuaded (Acts 26:28). Felix was afraid to become a Christian so he shooed Paul away and refused to believe (Acts 24:25).
We have to realize the importance of being in the Kingdom. Being "not far from the kingdom of God," is a separation great enough to be lost eternally. Please don't put off being a Christian any longer, it will make you lost for eternity if you do. There are going to be people there to help you cross that border into the Kingdom and help you stay there. Remember, you are not alone.
By: Jennifer Odom
My name is Jennifer Odom and I've been a Christian since October 2011. I'm an 18-year-old sophomore at Freed-Hardeman University. I like reading, crocheting, and Bible journaling. My favorite verse is Philippians 1:21. I write for Tomorrow's Church, Today and am the editor for Beyond the Foam. I hope to speak at several ladies days, become a music teacher, get involved with mission work, and bring as many people as I can with me to heaven. Stepping in Light is affiliated with the church of Christ.