Are You Making The Most Of Your Time?

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.  . . . Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.    Psalm 90:10-12
God created you for a purpose. You can only live a meaningful and fulfilling life if you discover that purpose. Outside of that purpose, life will be nothing but a chore regardless of how much money, education or influence you attain. We must always ask ourselves: What is this wonderful education I have meant to accomplish besides making a living?  What is all my money meant to do?  How about my time?  How about my skills and talents? All these blessings must be tied into God's purpose and vision for our lives. That is how we can make the most of our time on earth.

The Psalmist reminds us that our days on earth are limited. Seventy years or eighty if our strength endures. Of course, God can give us more beyond that if He so chooses. The question is: What will we do with many more years of life?  What will we pour ourselves into?

The Psalmist is saying:
Lord, I do not want to waste my life by living a visionless life so teach me to number my days so that I will live in wisdom and make every day count toward the vision you have given for my life. So, don't just pray for long life; pray for a long life that is filled with vision. You will be remembered more for your vision than the length of your life.

The Apostle Paul said, " . . . I do not run like someone running aimless; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air."  (I Cor. 9:26).

Living your life without vision is like a person who is running aimlessly: Nice running shoes, nice sweat suit, but no clear starting point or finish line to cross. He is just running endlessly.

Prayer: Father, please help me to number my days on earth so that I may continue to live with purpose and understanding. Amen.