In one of General Stonewall Jackson’s campaigns, his army found itself on one side of a river when it needed to be on the other side. After telling his engineers to draw up plans for a bridge, he then called his wagon master and told him that it was urgent the wagon train cross the river as soon as possible. The wagon master started gathering all the material and built a bridge. Long before daylight, General Jackson was told by his wagon master that all the wagons and artillery had crossed the river. General Jackson asked, “Where are the engineers? The wagon master replied, “They’re in their tent drawiang up plans for a bridge.”
There is a valuable truth here for our spiritual lives. Some delay coming to Christ thinking that they will eventually get all their ducks in a row, or they will get a few things straightened out, and then they will come. Some never come because they have apprehension about what will happen if they take that first step. The day of decision is delayed. Of course very often, the day never comes. "At the acceptable time I listened to you, and on the day of salvation I helped you; behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation" (II Corinthians 5:2). The bridge has already been built, He is waiting for you to come. First come to Christ and He will help you get things straight. Don't wait until things are perfect, but come to the perfect One.