UNPACK This...For Fantasy Football Owners

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Why Wait? 

The start of Fantasy Football is an exciting time of year for owners everywhere as they draft their teams for the new season. Other football fans who aren't in a league yet are encouraged to join and are bombarded with promotions saying, “Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late—Sign Up Now!”

I'm heading into my 15th season playing Fantasy Football and always look forward to renewing my league before the season starts up again. Most Fantasy Football owners can’t wait to rejoin a previous league or sign up for a new one, and once in, it's time to start preparing for the draft.

From my perspective, I would never want to put off registering for a league (before it's too late) and then miss out on the thrill and competitiveness of participating in Fantasy Football. It's a joy to quickly confirm my two leagues each year and then get ready for the new season.

Others either go back and forth on whether or not they want to play or hesitate while determining which league to be in. As some drag their feet, they put it off until the last minute.

Along with delays in Fantasy sign-ups, we often procrastinate in different areas of our lives. We can all relate to waiting until the last minute and end up paying the price...or saying we'll take care of something tomorrow and then saying the same thing again when tomorrow comes.

As followers of Jesus, are we willing to eliminate procrastination when it comes to serving our spouse, or spending more time with our kids, or calling our friends who need encouragement, or signing up to be a church volunteer, or making firm commitments?

More importantly, are we ready to give up procrastinating to intentionally move forward in following Jesus...and tell our friends about the Good News...and take the steps of faith God asks us to take? Afterall, what are we waiting for?

With days flying by, and our life on this earth quickly vanishing, let’s stop procrastinating and be wise about doing God’s will.

The Bible says in Ephesians 5:15-17 (ESV), "Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."

Today is the day to ask God what He's calling us to do, what steps He's asking us to take, and what areas of our lives procrastinating needs to cease.

Let’s not be like the wannabe Fantasy Football owners who “Wait Until It’s Too Late.” Instead, let’s sign up NOW!

I’m Bryce Johnson and you can unpack that!

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I admit I struggle with procrastination in both small and big areas of my life. Please reveal what I need to stop putting off, and trust You to help me do Your will. Thank you in advance for what You will do in and through me as I step out in faith instead of wait. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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