We view our lives through the yardstick of years. We mark them with birthday candles on a cake or a “date of birth” on official documents.
We need to change our measure of life. What happens when you bring it down to weeks?
The average human being lives 4000 weeks. The number seems large until you start to use them.
- If you get out of college at 21, you have used over a quarter of them.
Retirement at 65 means you have burned through 3380 weeks.
For me, I have used up 3428 weeks.
It was Moses that gave voice to the swiftness of life.
“The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10)
Then he counsels,
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
Take a moment and let this sink in. Time passes faster than we imagine (and seems to speed up with the years). Unless we take stock of our lives in the time we have, we may miss what we can do for the Lord.
So, what will you do with this week?
-Robert G. Taylor-