Yesterday I began preaching in a gospel meeting in Frenchburg, KY. As I was getting ready to drive to the church building, I went to put on my shoes and realized that I had forgotten to pack my dress shoes! All I had were the brown, casual shoes that I was wearing the day I drove to Frenchburg. They certainly didn’t go with a suit!
I was panicked. I was embarrassed. I was unprepared. It’s not that I didn’t want to be prepared, but the fact remained that I was unprepared.
After quite a bit of ribbing from some of my friends, it came to me that this illustrates well what will happen to countless people on the day of judgment.
How many people will stand before God unprepared in the day of judgment. It won’t be because they want to be unprepared. They were just careless. They were procrastinators. They intended to make their life right, but not at the moment. Could this describe you? If so, stop procrastinating. Do what you know you need to do to be prepared to meet God. You don’t want to be caught unprepared to meet God. And on an infinitely smaller level, you don’t want to wear brown, causal shoes with a black suit!