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Yep, my days - your days - are numbered. We are only given so many days, months, years to live. How many? We have no idea. God knows, but we don't know. Sound morbid to you?
Our mortality is not something we like to think about, but ignoring the fact that our time is limited doesn't make it any less true. Recognizing that our time is limited, allows us to prioritize our lives better. It causes to think about what's really important.
God's word puts it this way...
"So be very careful how you live. Do not live like those who are not wise, but live wisely. Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times. So do not be foolish but learn what the Lord wants you to do." Ephesians 5:15-17
When we're asked to add another thing to our schedule, to our children's schedules, we should stop and ask ourselves...
In light of the knowledge that our days are limited, is it wise to add this particular thing to our schedule? Not, is it right or wrong, but is it wise?
Add things to your schedule by putting the things that are a top priority for you on the calendar first.
How will you know which things are most important?
Pray...ask God to give you wisdom.
"But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous to everyone and will give you wisdom without criticizing you." James 1:5Prayer...
"Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise." Psalm 90:12Amen
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