If not now, then when?

If not now, then when?

written by Deinah September 3, 2019

“If not now then when? If not me then who?” – John E. Lewis

 It amazes me when I look at how far we are into this year already. We are more than halfway through 2019. Time literally waits for no one. The pace of life is speeding up and so should we. Especially when we are constantly delaying that which God has called us to do.


Procrastination is the thief of time. Too often you see people procrastinating or coming up with excuses to why they are not ready to take action. Why is it? Well, one of the reasons is because of fear – fear of stepping out of their comfort zone; fear of failing; fear of the critics; or/and fear of not being good enough.

Then there is a lack of faith. Remember our friend Peter? Peter walked on water just like Jesus. But that didn’t last long, because the moment he realized he was walking on water, he began to sink. Fear, distraction and lack of faith caused him to sink. We have all been in similar situations. We step out of our comfort zone. However, as soon as the waters get rough, we lose focus and start sinking. Peter had to step out of his comfort zone in order to see God move in a supernatural way.


With all that being said, take the risk. The time is now. “If not now then when? If not you then who?” Quit playing it safe. The world needs you; the world needs us. There are things that God has called you to do that need to be done now. Be that courageous, ambitious and encouraging woman, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, wife, and friend that this world needs you to be. Tomorrow is too late. Yesterday is already gone – the time is now! You can do this.

“Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world” 1 John 4:4 

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