The days here on earth are numbered for each of us, and each of us has a different number. We just don't know what that number is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath. Psalm 39:5
It's not that earthly days are unimportant, but eternity is far greater. David saw his days on this earth as inconsequential because he compared earthly days to eternal numberless days. He looked at his time with Forever Eyes.
Messages From the Person You Will Be
I heard this great question from a television commercial a while back but it really made me think. The question was "If the woman you will be in twenty years could talk to the woman you are now, what would she say to you?"
The woman I will be in twenty years will be older and wiser. She will have a perspective that I do not now have. Would she have some of these messages for me?
- You're wasting valuable time on many things that do not matter.
- You're missing opportunities for service to God that will never come your way again.
- You're throwing away energy and resources on things that will burn up.
- You're living as though your days are numberless; they are not.
Living now in the light of eternity brings freedom, joy, and contentment that we'll never know otherwise. It is the gateway to a meaningful, intentional lifestyle.