There is a phrase “it will catch up with you”.
Usually, this is used in a negative sense.
For example, if you don’t eat right and take care of your body, “it will catch up with you”, meaning that you open yourself up to sickness by a faulty lifestyle.
If you don’t maintain your car, change the oil, make sure everything is fixed on time, “it will catch up with you”, meaning you will probably end up with some type of car repair since you did not do regular maintenance.
“It will catch up with you” is in the same colloquial proverbs department as “a stitch in time saves nine” or “prevention is the best medicine”.
It also fits in well with this thought below. I don’t know who first said this.
God will fix a fix. And if you fix the fix that God has fixed, God will fix another fix to fix you.
Basically, we can’t run and hide from those things we need to deal with. We may try, but the day of reckoning comes. “It will catch up with you.”
We all know where we can improve, or should. And we should try. It is an ongoing process.
If there is something that needs to be changed, it is better to change it sooner than later, because otherwise, “it will catch up with you.”
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