So statistics say that the average male life expectancy is 76 years old. While the average female life expectancy is 81 years old.
I think we can all agree that if we knew our final day or hour was approaching, we would do things differently.
I heard it said once that a retired man would like to have spent all his money and even bounced his first check right before he left this earth and died. Sounds like a good plan, however, there is one glitch; we don’t know the day or hour that our time will be up.
If we do indeed live as expected, then we will have:
- been sleeping for 25 or more of those years
- been in the bathroom flossing or flushing for 7 years
- spent 6 years eating
- 5 years in lines at banks or stores
- 3 years in meetings
- 2 years on the telephone or computer*
- and over 8 months sorting through junk mail!
How are we living life? We can waste life spending our time on useless endeavors or we can invest in our life doing things that will matter eternally.
God doesn’t want us just stuck in a moment of time, He wants us to live a life that will last beyond our earthly days.
Will you be able to say as Paul did: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV
I do hope you remember something from this post and yesterday’s. Life is too short not to have the end goal in mind.
Consider what God’s purpose is and live it out.
Be available to God.
Allow Him to use you.
Anticipate the end and keep your eyes on the future.
Then you will hear the great words from our Lord: “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25.21
And others will truly see you…
*but that is always increasing as presently the average smartphone user is on it 1/4 of their waking time – yikes, we need to put the phones down
FYI: Parts of this blog were inspired by or from my sermon notes.
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