“Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years of our lives are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.”
I know this sounds like a depressing verse and I agree it is, if looked at from a human point of view. But it’s actually quite liberating. Especially if you’re 47 years old like me. It means I have 23 years left to focus on the things that God wants me to do. ( I may live until I’m 90 but play along with me). How do I know what God wants me to do? I don’t really. But I know some things. God made me and blessed me with some skills. In my case, my skills evolve around creativity. I have used the last 27 years of those skills dedicated to working for Advertising agencies and providing for my family. Nothing wrong with that. But I haven’t necessarily used them to give back to God. To serve him. So, now I recognize that, all I can do is pray and listen to what God has for me to do. I know that if I’ve offered myself up to him, something will come up. Most likely something that I never thought I would do. Like write a blog!
Heavenly Father, you have blessed us with so many gifts, Our families, our homes and our jobs. Help us to realize that they’re only temporary gifts from you and that you want us to use them to glorify you. We offer ourselves up to you Lord. Amen!