Last Monday, my husband noticed there was a headlight out on our Honda, and he made a mental note to fix it. Wednesday after church, another member pointed out that we had a headlight out. Yep, we know. We’re going to get it fixed. Friday evening, I was stopped by the police because I had a headlight out.
Guess what we did Saturday? Replaced the headlight. It took twelve dollars and about five minutes. Why didn’t we do it Monday, then?
Because it wasn’t urgent. Yet. (The police officer introduced extra urgency into the situation.)
How many people do we know who wish they had taken better care of themselves or find themselves at retirement age wishing they had saved more money?
They knew they should. They would agree it’s a good thing, the right thing to do.
But it wasn’t urgent. Yet.
We often have that same lack of urgency in other areas of our lives. Attitudes that God wants us to outgrow. Conversations we need to have. Changes we need to make. Challenges we need to rise up to.
We know it. We intend to do it. Really.
It’s just not urgent. Yet.