For those of you who know me well the next sentence you read might be shocking. I replaced our hot water heater (in our attic)!! Before you have a coronary let me set your mind at ease. I sort of replaced our hot water heater. It has been making terrible noises (how is that for being technical?) for months. We found a replacement at Lowes in the clearance section. It has several dents. I got the manager to come of the clearance price (just because I can’t buy anything without asking if they will sell it cheaper. It’s a disease!)
I called one of my best friends and he said he would help me. Okay, he said he would do it and I could help him. We decided to do it ourselves without getting additional manpower (bad idea).
My friend has an electric hoist that would be perfect. We tied a rope around the hot water heater, drilled a couple of holes in the attic, he stood up in the attic operating the hoist and I stood below guiding the water heater (bad, bad idea). We almost cleared the attic ladder then the rope slipped and the water heater starting coming toward me.
The hoist was still holding and the ladder was helping but most of the weight was coming down on me. My friend was trying to figure out what we should do next. I was growing more concerned. I yelled up to him, “We’ve got to do this quickly!”
Fortunately we were able to lift it up into the attic and get it installed. There was a brief period of time where I thought it was going to come crashing down on me. Looking back on it, it was a blast. I think I would do it again!
My friend got a big laugh out of my “We’ve got to do this quickly” statement. Since then I’ve been thinking about how there are so many things in life that need to be done quickly but take a massive amount of time.
It is true that nothing worthwhile is simple. Everything important that needs to be done takes a lot of time and effort. However, there are some things that need to be done quickly. At least we need to get started quickly.
Fathers who are not spending time with their families need to get started quickly.
Men who don’t tell their wives they love them need to change quickly.
Women who don’t respect the Spiritual leadership of their husbands need to start quickly.
Married couples that don’t communicate need to get started quickly.
Married couples that need to see a counselor should get started quickly.
If there is someone you need to thank please do it quickly.
If there is someone you need to contact to express your love please do it quickly.
Make up your mind that nothing is going to keep you from going to Heaven, and do it quickly.
If there is someone you need to talk to about Jesus go do it quickly.
If there is someone you need to pray for do it quickly.
If there is something you need to do for the Lord please get started quickly.
If there are bad habits in our life we need to change them quickly.
If you need to repent of some sin please do it quickly.
If there is something you need to do for someone else do it quickly.
If you need to start studying your Bible more do it quickly.
If you need to start praying more by all means do it quickly.
If you need to make your life right with God do it quickly. (2 Corinthians 6:2)
What do you need to do quickly?
Dear Father in Heaven, help us to realize that some things can't wait. Help us Dear Lord to make sure that the important matters in our life are taken care of quickly. Forgive us for procrastinating and help us to be more serious about what we need to accomplish. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.