Tired Of Playing Games
On March 4th I will turn 45 years old. I have to say those years have flown by. Seems like yesterday I was still in grade school. Most of my school years I was best known as a class clown. Yet, more than ever I’m tired of playing games. It’s time to rise up. To live out my God given purpose with great faith.
When I turned 40 I thought was having a midlife crisis. I’m sure my extreme health issues the past 4 years contributed highly to some of my thinking. However, this time I feel pretty certain. I’m close if not already years beyond the midway point of my life expectancy. Statistics show the average age of death male or female in U.S. is 78.87 years old.
Now, I don’t know how this motivates or frightens you. But, it puts a fire under me to make everyday count. It’s time now to seek God’s will like never before. It’s time now to love others as God lavishes love on me. It’s time now to tell every soul I can about Jesus. I would like to see every person I encounter in Heaven one day.
You see, this life is but a vapor. You’re here one moment and gone the next. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. So I plan to live each day as it might be my last. Lord knows I don’t want to play games anymore. The brevity of this life lets me know I can’t afford to waste another minute. God take me over and use every second remaining for your glory.
(Psalm 90:12) Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
(Psalm 144:4) Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
(Ephesians 5:15-17) So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
(Hebrews 9:27)People are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.