Thomas Jefferson's 1st Rule

Thomas Jefferson (TJ for short) as most American’s know had it going on during his day.  TJ was definitely an ingenious and wise man.  In my previous post, I laid out the 10 rules that TJ lived by.  Today, I want to take a closer look at rule number 1!

1. Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.

Is anyone else on the web feeling a little uncomfortable right now?  I don’t know about you but I have the tendency to “put off” things here and there.  I think it is a part of being human.  We always take for granted that tomorrow will come.  Somehow we get this crazy notion that if we “put it off” that “it” will magically disappear or better do it by itself by the next morning.  Wouldn’t that be fun…… get a bill coming due……tomorrow it pays itself and I am not worried.  Yeah, right!!

“Putting off” leads to laziness.  Something I battle along side of my depression.  Sometimes, I just don’t have the energy physically or emotionally to do something.  Now, go get your Bible.  That’s right! You heard me!! Go get it.  I can wait if you need to dust it off some.  Don’t be ashamed.  It happens to the best of us.  Stop “putting it off” and go get your Bible.  Now turn to Ecclesiastes 9:10…….  I can wait.

Read it.

Don’t put it off.  Read it.

What do think of that verse?  Do you see God’s point?


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