”Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”-Psalm 90:12
We are all familiar with the quote, “don’t put off til tomorrow what you can do today.” However, most of us live the Mark Twain philosophy that says, “never put off til tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.”
As followers of Jesus, we must remember that there is a brevity to life. This is not to make us fearful but instead to use our moments wisely and never take them for granted. The psalmist says that when we use this knowledge, we grow in wisdom.
When I graduated High School, my Father and I planned to take a hunting trip in Wyoming. We talked about it for years. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and we never took our trip. My Father passed away before we could ever fulfill our dream and I am reminded that we missed our opportunity because we didn’t consider the brevity of life.
What is it that you have been meaning to do but have put it off? Maybe it’s a trip to a desired vacation spot, planting new flowers in the yard, calling up an old friend, or making plans for your wealth after you enter the church triumphant. There is no better time than now to create a plan and go through with it. The truth is, time will not rewind for any of us.
Let us use our awareness of the brevity of life to prepare for the future!