So many focus on the forgiveness of God that they miss the point. If He’ll accept you no matter what, why not wait?
First, nobody is promised tomorrow. James 4:13–14 tells us, “Come now, you who say, ‘today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” When your eternal destiny is at stake, it would be foolish to gamble on tomorrow. Because of the uncertainty of life, the matter of coming to Christ should not be put off until another day.
Second, the Christian life is first-class living! It’s the happiest, most fulfilling life known to man. I have been privileged to speak in almost every state in America and over 60 foreign locations. In doing so, I’ve met literally millions of Christians. Many have said to me, “I wish I had come to Christ sooner than I did.” I’ve not met one Christian who regretted his conversion. To put off trusting Christ is not only dangerous, but it’s also wasteful because you would miss out on years of the most meaningful life possible. Jesus said it so well when He said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Third, all saved people go to heaven, but not all saved people are equally rewarded. Scriptures make it clear that there will be rewards in heaven: “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (Revelation 22:12). Nothing will bring greater satisfaction than to stand before the One you trusted to save you and receive rewards for a life that was lived for Him.
Someone who comes to Christ later in life both wins and loses. He wins in that he is forever in the presence of God, but at the same time he loses because there wasn’t much time left to live for the Savior.
I do pray the above three points give you a fresh perspective on the arms God has open for you to trust in Him right now!