Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Number Your Days

First, let me start by saying how much I've missed blogging and reaching out to you guys over the last month or so. I've tried to squeeze in a post whenever possible, but the devil tried everything he could to keep me off the internet, from computer troubles to the library not allowing me to use computers because I had an out of state id card! But what he meant for harm, God means for good because in addition to bringing you a weekly proverb, I've been instructed to bless you with some psalms too! This time of not doing so much moving, but rather listening - opened my eyes to how much wisdom David was really dropping in this great book. Enjoy! . . . .

Psalms 90:12
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

On March 15th I celebrated my 28th birthday. On March 16th I began mourning the countdown to my 30th birthday! Okay . . . mourning is really a strong word, but it hit me like a ton of bricks that my 20’s were rapidly coming to an end.

When I think back over the last 8 years, however, I can’t help but praise God in spite of the worldly part of me that wants to feel like I should be depressed or ashamed that I’m not the youngest person in the room anymore. I’ve accomplished some great things in my life and although I made some foolish mistakes along the way, I now know that they were opportunities to learn and to grow. Trust me, I’ve done some stuff that I am supremely glad to know are behind me, so the twenties can keep all of that!

The Bible says that the length of our days is seventy years, or eighty if we actually have the strength! If these decades continue to fly by the way they have been, that’s really not long enough for any of us to continue living in the foolish mistakes of our past. Let’s face it. Time will not be reversed for any of us no matter how much we fast, pray and cry unto the Lord! *Ahem!* Or should I say, no matter how tight or hip hop our clothes are, how much plastic surgery we receive or how often we just plain lie about it?!

We don’t have time to carry foolishness from decade to decade, but rather let’s focus on what wisdom we can take with us into that next phase of our life. Think about the last 8 – 10 years and evaluate what you did right and what was just plain dumb! Be true to yourself and make sure that whatever circumstances you may be enduring right now are not repeats of your past hiccups. If they are, remember that time is flying. If you begin to number your days, you’ll see that your heart needs to turn towards gaining and using wisdom. You just don’t have time for anything else! And when you’re done with that, reflect on all the good stuff too! Relish in your successes and think about what the next phase of your accomplishments will be!

Seek Wisdom, Find Wealth & Be Blessed

1 comment:

Angie said...

I hear you. I am turning the corner on 40 this summer and can hardly believe it. Even my children are commenting on how quickly time is going by. I love that verse. It really helps and convicts me to be a good steward of my time.

Oh, and happy belated birthday.