Tomorrow is not Promised
Some of my friends call me an efficiency expert🤓 I love “saving time” by removing obstacles & aligning tasks for increased productivity. As I read Psalm 90:12 this morning, however, I had some pretty big revelations about time.
Moses prays, “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Another version says to number our days.
Time is not a limitless currency at our disposal so we need be careful how we spend it.
⏰ We can’t make or borrow time, but we can be wise how we use it.
⏰ We can’t give or save time, but we can be intentional how we allocate it.
⏰ We can’t make up or go back in time, but we can gain wisdom by reviewing our mistakes.
⏰ We can’t speed up time, but we can raise our gaze to realize the brevity of life.
Humility settles when we settle our gaze on the grave ahead & passions cool in the presence of mortality.
If we could see the end of our life & knew the exact date of death, how might it change the trajectory of our day, week, month & year ahead (if we had that much time left 😬)
God in His limitless wisdom has hidden the end SO THAT we might grow in wisdom!
We grow in wisdom when we
👉🏽learn from the past
👉🏽while sustaining an eternal perspective
👉🏽as we diligently procure the present
Life this side of heaven is a whole lot less about time management & a whole lot more about perspective-driven priorities. Time keeps on tickin’ regardless of how we spend it. The question that rises is this: Will we waste or invest the time we have left?
Father, we understand that we are not promised tomorrow. Thank you for hiding it from us so we learn to lean on Your wisdom & Your ways. Forgive us for being more concerned about counting money or likes or followers than our days.
Thank you for the reminder that we cannot make, borrow, save or multiply time & that it is high time that we consider how we spend the time we have left. Lead us to a simplicity of life that intentionally allocates time to what matters most-things that carry an eternal impact!
💡2 TIMOTHY 1:1-18