Read: Psalm 90:12 Help us to remember that our days are numbered, and help us to interpret our lives correctly. Set your wisdom deeply in our hearts so that we may accept your correction.
It seems I have arrived at a milestone in my life – middle age. A time where my body has started showing signs of wear and tear that comes with getting older. Although that has taken a little getting used to – and accepting, that is not what brings me the most discomfort. Over the last year, I have heard the news of many people I went to school with passing away. I have found myself thinking a lot about that reality. We were just teenagers, taking on the world and surviving despite our parents’ fears. But now some of those people have faced the reality that having our whole life in front of us was short lived. I remember the times I was with them as teens and now think, they had no idea then that they wouldn’t make it to the age of sixty.
Some may consider it a morbid thought, but my guess is many have been in the same situation and had the same thoughts. We do not like to acknowledge those thoughts. I think it’s because we do not want to face the reality that we do not know what tomorrow brings. As much as we want to control the direction of our life, we do not have the power to determine the end. But we do have a choice in the path we take while we are here on earth.
Some of us will choose the right path, and some will not. Let’s not let the deception of satisfaction keep us from knowing our true purpose on earth – to live for God today. Know that false fulfillment is a temporary outward appearance, but true satisfaction comes from the inside. Get acquainted with the Holy Spirit within us and allow Him to guide you on your life journey. Ignore the distractions that get in the way of spending time with God every day, loving others the way He loves you, and giving of yourself to those in need. Commit the days of your life to Him. But most of all, don’t wait until tomorrow.