you'll get run over if you just sit there.
– Will Rogers
Your everyday actions may not always seem to matter. Some days are spent sitting around doing very little. Other days are spent in the service of another. A lot of people like to refer to those days as work days. No matter what goes into the makeup of your day, there is always a long-term goal that lives inside of you.
There is some place you hope to be in the future.
What did you do today to get closer to that place?
If the answer is nothing, you might as well get used to the present. Doing nothing accomplishes nothing. And the more you do nothing, the more you will be rewarded with nothing at the end of day.
There are 24 hours in each day. How well do you utilize that time?
Think back to yesterday and consider how many minutes you wasted. Those minutes will never be yours again. You cannot go back and retrieve them. But the good thing is there is still time.
You may have a good head on your shoulders and a solid plan for your future. However, your future is determined by what you do today. Doing nothing today means doing nothing for your future.
Ephesians 5:15-16 cautions Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. And Proverbs 16:27 warns Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.
From now on, when you look at the clock, think of how you are currently making use of your time. If that thought troubles you, erase it with some sort of action. Do something to help you realize the future you always imagine. A lot of little steps equate to one giant leap. Every little step you make today moves you forward. Before long, you will find yourself miles ahead.
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Neil Coffman is a motivational speaker and writer who uses his coaching expereince to encourage his audience. He is the author and founder of 365DailyPepTalks.com and neilcoffman.com.
Neil In His Own Words: They say that behind every good man is a great woman. Well, I have three. I am married to Jenn, the most amazing woman a guy could ask for. She inspires me everyday to be the best person that I can be. I am a father to Mallory and Maddy. My oldest, Mallory, the older she gets the more I realize that she is just like her dad. Maddy hasn’t quite figured out yet that she is a daddy’s girl, but I am confident she will come around. I am a freshmen basketball coach at my alma mater and by far the luckiest guy in the world; every day I wake up is truly a dream come true. I love my family, I love coaching and most importantly I love and serve Jesus Christ.
In today’s world we are surrounded by negativity and naysayers. Hopefully you will find my posts as a source of inspiration. Every one of my experiences in life have taught me to lean more on my faith each and every day. I can only pray that my writing will do the same for others. Without Christ we are nothing. Deuteronomy 28:68 says "There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you. ". Essentially, we are worthless, not even our enemies would buy us as slaves, yet Christ paid the ultimate price for us. He IS our Hope. He IS our motivation.