I can’t quite remember what my son and I were talking about that morning at the breakfast table.
It had something to do with age. (That’s funny in itself, since it seems I can’t remember the details!)
It dawned on me over my oatmeal how old I was. Most days I still feel 29, so I can easily forget the number that represents my age.
The words of my revelation spilled out of my mouth…
“Zach, in 25 years I’m going to be 70.”
Oh. My. Land. (Feel free to do the math.)
I believe my heart skipped a few beats, just as it’s doing now as I write this. And you should have seen his face. It was clear he was just as shocked as I was.
Seriously. How can this be? You mean I’m really not 29??
And then another reality hit me… My father left this earth at age 71, and my mother at 74.
I’m thankful this life isn’t all there is. I know my time on this earth is fleeting, and my time in eternity is forever. I’m glad I know where I’m going after my life here is done, thanks to Jesus. So, I have nothing to fear thinking of the future. But, still.
Only God knows the length of our days. It’s easy to put off thinking about it. But why do we think we will have tomorrow? We aren’t guaranteed anything.
This caused me reflect on life, and ask some tough questions.
- What am I doing? How am I living this life I’ve been given?
- Is what I’m doing now making an impact? An eternal impact? An impact for others and for generations to come?
- What difference am I making? Any at all?
- Am I just going through the motions? Or am I living life to the full?
- Am I embracing each day, each opportunity, each moment? Or am I wishing my life away, or worse yet, procrastinating? Thinking I’ll have tomorrow to do it?
- Am I doing what I’ve been called to do?
- Is there a dream in my heart I’ve been ignoring? Maybe it’s time to pull it out, dust it off, and pursue it.
- Do I know for sure where I’m going after this life is over?
I never want to get to the point where I look back and wish I would have done more, or wish I would have lived life differently. I don’t want to look back and have regrets. The time to make some adjustments is today.
I’ll be sharing more of my revelations, thoughts, and answers to these questions in future posts. I’d love to read your thoughts below, too.
We’ve got one go-around in this life. I pray we are daily making it amazing!
By the way, I’m glad you’re here. You made my day by stopping by!
I’m linking this post to some friends’ places: Holley Gerth for Coffee For Your Heart, Meredith Bernard for Woman2Woman, and Simply Beth for Three Word Wednesday. You’ll find some great stuff at each place!
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