Expiration Date

I am notorious for buying meat (when it’s on sale) and putting it in my freezer.  I pulled out a package of ground turkey recently,  noticed the expiration date had passed months ago, but decided to take a chance and cook it anyway.  Well it looked fine after I fried it, but it tasted funny. Soon I had an upset stomach. I had no choice but to throw it out. I had waited too late.

It was my fault that I ignored the expiration date and decided to cook the turkey when I felt like it. I lost out. I wasted money and I got sick. How many times do we keep putting off what needs to be done, until it’s convenient for us? We miss certain opportunities because we don’t act when we need to act. We’re too slow. We take our time and don’t jump on it.

Honor deadlines. Honor expiration dates. When God tells you to work through conflict, do it. When He asks you to forgive, do it. When He says stop doing something, obey. Don’t ignore your conscience.  Don’t put it off.  The day you hear my voice, harden not your heart. Tomorrow may be too late.

Lord, help me to do what I need to do, when I need to do it.

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