Daily Devotional: Day 81
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12, KJV).
Your time on this earth is short, so spend it wisely. Every day you wake up means you’ve got less time. Time is both a gift from God and an asset. God wants you to have a productive life; to make the most of time and invest in meaningful projects that’ll better your life and the life of others. Many people live as if they’ve got more time. Others live with no sense of urgency.
Interestingly, even satan knows that his time is short (see Revelation 12:12). Look carefully at the life of Jesus. You’ll notice that He had a sense of urgency. For example, He said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4).
One of the keys to a successful life is to appreciate the value of time and to know that you’ve got a short time. Tomorrow is not your friend; today is. Time is gold and you have a short window to accomplish God’s purposes for you on earth. Don’t be deceived into thinking that you’ve got more time ahead of you. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be alive tomorrow. Anything can happen in the next 24 hours. Life on this earth is not so much about how long you live, but how well you live and what you do with your time.
Jesus spent about 33 ½ years on earth, yet what He did in those years changed the world. Don’t focus on having more years; focus, rather, on spending your years productively and doing the things that glory God and benefit humanity. Even if you live to be 200 years, that’s still a short time.
Ask your Father in heaven to teach you to number your days; because the truth is, your days are numbered. Don’t waste your precious time gossiping, quarreling, surfing the web for meaningless things, or hanging out on social media.
Do something productive with the time God has given you. Create something, study the Scriptures, learn a skill, invent something useful, build something, improve yourself, get a job, go to the gym, discover your talents and maximize your God-given potential. The clock is ticking.
Dear Father, thank you for the gift of time. Teach me to number my days. Teach me also to discover my potential in life, and enable me to live a productive life using time as an asset. With you, I know I can do all things. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.
For further study: Ecclesiastes 12:1-14