The way I see it I have about 60 more years to complete my life’s work.
I often times wonder if that 60 years will be cut short by death or disease but then I am reminded that all things in my life are set in place to bring Glory to God and that is my life work. My mission. My drive.
60 years? Are you doubting my lifespan will reach 101+ years of age? I don’t see why not. First and foremost I have some things to do and will need at least 60 years to complete it all. I already feel like time is running out and urgency is engulfing me. But also….my moms grandma lived well over 100, full of spunk and vigor all the while! I’m my Great Grandmothers Great Granddaughter, yes I am.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Eccl. 3:11)
So as I said, the way I see it I only have 6 decades left. This first decade is filled with the ensuing call to raise up these babies into functional adults that make significant contributions to their world. This is no easy task. Parenting is not for the faint of heart or lazy or weak. Parenting takes strength and courage and determination and prayer. No one tells you this when you are 20 something and have this innate desire to birth a squishy little bundle of dependance. I have told my kids. But I don’t recall knowing the realities of this parenting thing until I discovered it on my own.
I’ve also told my daughter not to marry a man that plays video games, thinking that when he’s a husband he’ll stop. And I’ve told my son that he will not catch himself a good wife if he plays video games into his 20’s. This is the kind of parent I am….the next decade of my life should be interesting. You’ll continue to hear all about it.
So, the way I see it I have 720 months left to bring Glory to God. I need His help. This is why I seek him desperately because that’s a lot of months but not many years and without His grace and mercy, I will assuredly miss the mark. I don’t know how many months you have but here is my prayer for us both:
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe (Eph. 1:18–19).
That is the way I see it!