STOP AND THINK – The wise man does at once…what the fool does finally. (Baltasar Gracián, 17th century Jesuit philosopher)

Often, when we’re faced with a difficult situation or one we don’t want to deal with, we put it off. It’s called procrastination—putting off doing something that should be done. Sometimes, that just makes things worse. Eventually, we have to do what we know we should have done all along. How much better to save time and heartache and do it right away.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity. (Ephesians 5:15-16)