In Jr. High he knew what he should do. He’d been taught in church that he needed to give his life for Christ. But right now he wouldn’t, because he just didn’t feel like he knew enough. “I’ll wait till high school,” he thought. So he waited. He would do it someday.
In high school he knew what he should do. He needed to give his life to Christ, but this is high school. What would everybody think? He didn’t want to be seen as a “bible-thumper,” a “goody-goody” or anything like that. He thought to himself, “I have no doubt that someday I’ll do it, but just not right now. Probably in college.” So he waited.
College came and it was fun. For the first time in his life he was out on his own, there was no one to answer to, and he was “experiencing” life. He knew he should give his life to Christ, but he thought, “This is college, and I’m supposed to be trying the new things of the world. Someday I’ll give my life to Christ, but now is not the time. When I get out of college I’ll settle down.”
College came and went. He now had a job and a career. It was his first real job, and he was climbing the company ladder. He was so busy and life had changed. He thought to himself, “There’s no way I can give my life to Christ right now, I have no time. I don’t want to dedicate my life to Christ until I can be 100% committed. Someday when I have a family, I’ll do it.”
He fell madly in love with a beautiful girl. They were married and had 3 wonderful children. Every now and then he’d tell his wife, “Honey, one of these days we need to get started going to church.” Then he’d think to himself, “I’m promise I’m going to give my life to Christ someday, but right now it’s so hard. My job, being a husband and raising kids requires so much time. Someday, when I’m retired. Then I’ll have plenty of time.”
The kids grew up and were all gone now. He and his wife purchased an RV to travel in during their retirement. He was ready to spend some time with her and settle down. He thought to himself, “It’s time to give my life to Christ. It’s time to be committed to Him, and someday very soon I will.”
Two months into his retirement he died of a massive heart attack. His someday never came.
I’ve met a lot of someday people in my lifetime. People who are full of excuses on why they wait to give their life FULLY to Christ.
“Jesus said to another man, “Follow me.” But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
~ Luke 9:59-62
Don’t be a someday person?