The average American person lives to about age 85. Depending on your ethnicity, gender, and environment statistics show that number to more or less. Let’s say we all lived to age 85 that is 31,025 days on this earth. What have you done with your time?
How many days have you spent trying to be someone else? Comparing yourself to someone else and not embracing who you are.
How many days have you spent holding a grudge against someone else or angry because of what someone else did or said to you?
How many days have you spent building walls so one else can get close to you?
How many days have you spent complaining?
How many days have you spent looking at what you don’t have?
How many days have you spent worrying about what you can’t control?
How many days have you spent showing love to someone other than your own family?
How many days have you spent being grateful for what you have?
How much time has been spent chasing after and acquiring material items?
No one knows how long they have on this earth. COVID-19 is a reassurance of that. No one is promised tomorrow. I came up with us living 31,025 days just to put in perspective life is short (James 4:14). Whether you are 25 or 75, no one is guaranteed tomorrow. What is a guarantee is now! Right now, you’re reading this post, when you finish reading, go to the Lord in prayer. If you have a grudge against someone, ask the Lord to help you forgive and get on with the rest of your life. If you can only see what you don’t have, ask the Lord to open your eyes so you can see the whole picture. We all are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world. The world is full of deception and distractions.
Jesus came that we may be free! He is our Savior! Jesus saved us from unforgiveness, anger, ungratefulness, and all the other stuff that’s out here to distract us. He came that we may have life and that more abundantly. Embrace the days you have left on this earth.
What will you do with the time you have left? Time gone is time gone. Let’s spend the time we have left believing God’s word with our whole heart, loving with actions, not just words (1 John 3:18). Being ourselves and not making excuses for it (Psalms 139:14). Coming before the Lord with a clean heart (Proverbs 20:9, Hebrews 10:22), so He can fix those things that make us struggle. Time is precious because it is limited. How would you live right now if you knew you only had a few days left? I think a lot of stuff that you are holding on to right now; you would let go. What you would do on your death bed is the same thing you should be doing now! Live in abundant love! If you don’t know the Lord, accept Him now as your personal Savior. It will be the best thing you have done in your life!
Be free and live like you believe God’s Word!