John 12: 36 Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.
Jesus was challenging the crowd to believe in Him while they had the chance. But this scripture isn’t just a recording of an event with no relevance to us. We also have a limited time while here on earth to make a choice to believe. We so often think we can deal with an issue tomorrow forgetting how easily, for any one of us, tomorrow may not come. We need to get off the fence and commit ourselves to following Jesus while we have the chance.
But I also know that God often reveals things to us we ought to act on when we have the chance too. It’s so easy to put off a change our hearts tell us we need to make, isn’t it? It could be that in prayer or worship or during an important conversation, the Spirit speaks to us and says “you ought to offer to pray for him” or “you need to apologize to her” or “you need to get serious about confronting that habit in your life.” Whatever it is, do it! Do it on the spot. There is no substitute for “just do it.” Light illuminates things, so once something in your life is clearly lit up, act on it. Don’t put it off because, as verse 35 says, “the man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.” It could be that an opportunity to pray or apologize or confront a bad habit or whatever may not come again.