Reference text: Genesis 27:1-5, 15-29

Genesis 27:1a And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son,

The most frantic period in any examination centre becomes evident when invigilators pronounce words like “ten minutes to stop work”. This sets up a sort of timer in the minds of many students who try their best to put down as much information as they possibly can. In their attempt to do so, there is always a trade off between accuracy and speed hence there is always a higher probability of getting the final few questions of any test wrong.

I am left wondering the reason behind Isaac’s decision to put off releasing his blessing to his sons till late. Following the context, you could suggest that the time may not have been right but what created the whole discord between Esau and Jacob over this ‘first born’ blessing began from Isaac, their father because the only reason he was unable to recognise his first born was because he had waited till his own eyes got so dim that ‘he could not see’.

When a person is blind, anyone can take advantage of them: take things from them which they never intend to give out or lead them along paths they may not wish to tread. My dear, there are some decisions to make or some actions to be undertaken which must not be put off until things get extreme. They need to be taken care of NOW- now when you still possess the ability to apply your senses; now when you can still see where you are going and what you are doing.

You may take it for granted that time is on your side and nothing could possibly go wrong but putting things off over a long period of time could rob you of the opportunity to make the best judgement. Sweetheart, there can be no better time to do something than ‘Now’ – to say yes to God, to follow a lifelong dream, to be a better man or woman or parent to your children- now is the best time to make that decision and take steps to achieve it.

Remember # Don’t put off till tomorrow the things you can do today.

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