“And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, [self-control], and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”Acts 24:24-25
I can recall prior to my senior year of high school that I had several things I wanted to accomplish. I made a list of things I wanted to get done, and I posted this list in my room and in the garage where I had my weight bench. My goals were this: I wanted to lose weight, win the soccer championship again, get Rebekah back (we were broken up at the time), and do right as I had made some decisions at camp. All these goals were achievable, but they required action and change on my part. I am sad to report that I failed in all of my goals. I did not lose a single pound, we failed to even make the soccer playoffs, Rebekah barely knew I existed, and I got kicked out of school. I was 0-4 because I failed to take action and make the changes I needed to make in order to achieve the goals I had set.
We often have great intentions, but we wait for a time that is convenient for us. We forget that life is short and we must redeem the time as the days are evil. We are moved with the thoughts of a changed life but we are not changed. We feel if we simply set or speak or write down goals they will be achieved. I have heard some say if we want something we can “speak it into existence”. God is the only One who speak things into existence, and we must put the work in to see results change. It is not enough to be almost convinced, but we must take action and take the next step. We may feel bad about some things but not convicted enough to make the changes that are necessary. We make excuses, but yet we will always make time for and put effort into the things we want to do.
Friend, do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, what are you waiting for? Life is short and we never know when our last day will be. How about you Christian? What has God made you tremble with that you are ignoring until the season is convenient? Are you moved and not changed? The Bible never said Felix was converted and he wasted an golden opportunity to come to Christ. He heard the greatest preacher of his time, but he failed to take action on the truth he heard. Will you waste the opportunity God has given you or will you heed the call? May we be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s calling and may we tremble to action. II Corinthians 6:2 states, “… behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Will you accept Him today? Will you take action on what He is asking you to change? Today is the day!