(Proverbs 20:4 KJV) The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Our actions have consequences. Some are long term, some irritating, others deadly.
This can effect us. It can limit our opportunities in our future. When you are forty and have three kids it is a little late to decide you should have gone to college. If you are in college the day before graduation is a little late to realize you should have applied yourself more.
They can effect others. We may have nothing to give when others are in need. We may have no example, no wisdom, no money.
It also may force us to make hard choices. When you meet someone who has repeatedly made the wrong choices, is it your job to bail them out? I am sure we do what we can but there are limits to our resources.
So? What kind of future are you establishing today by your choices. Few people are farmers today. We don’t literally “plow” (2790a) but we do lay the groundwork for the harvest in our lives. What you do today makes a difference. Live prayerfully.