"The man who had received five bags of gold WENT AT ONCE and put his money to work and gained five bags more." (Matt 25:16 NIV)
Not for the most faithful servant, any procrastination. Put simply, secret behind his success was his explosive start off the blocks. Taking the Master's assignment seriously, he went about in right earnest straightaway.
Say Christian, is the indwelling Holy Spirit prompting you to send a mail of encouragement to someone, or is He asking asking you to pray for someone or for that matter, He may be inspiring you to share your Gospel-based testimony with a friend or colleague of yours. DO NOT DELAY. Jump at it with the speed of a Bolt . . .
"NO" MORE DELAY
". . . the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them." (Matt 25:19)
"Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done." (Rev 22:12)
Let's take the Word (another name for Christ John 1:1) at His Word. On the subject of signs preceding the Church Rapture didn't He also say that at the time of His return, the World would resemble the one of Noah's days (Luke 17:26)? What was conspicuous during Noah's time? VIOLENCE AND CORRUPTION, for you Ladies and gentlemen (Genesis 6:11 KJV)!!!
To borrow an Aussie slang, even Blind Freddy knows that media reports are full of violent events (not a fortnight passes by without a bomb blast/terror attack in some part of the globe).
And corruption scandals (Wikileaks or no Wikileaks)? They regularly keep exploding in the process rocking the Parliament proceedings in different countries. "…You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times." (Matt 16:3)
Boom . . . all Christians are bound to disappear very soon at the sound of hmmm . . . hey a trumpet BLAST (I Cor 15:51-52/1 Thess 4:12-18)!!! Post rapture, for Christians (I Peter 4:7) there would be a time, in Christian parlance known as Bema Judgment time, when their service rendered for the Master would be tested and each one would be given whatever is due to him (1 Cor 3:12-14). So let's complete all pending works sincerely and keep serving Him passionately to hear only those words and nothing else "Well done, my faithful servant".
Meanwhile on Earth after the Church Rapture, violence and corruption scenario would deteriorate from bad to worse during the Seven year tribulation "till His Kingdom comes and His will would be done on Earth as it is in Heaven" (the first generation of Millennial age Rev 20:4-6). So things would worsen before they come better.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, from the signs we can discern that Thy II Coming is near. Enable us to be alert and alert others. Amen