The summer Olympics are going in full swing and I think of the relief of tension that each athlete would feel if they knew they were going to medal before their event took place. They could stride out in joyful confidence and perform without the nervous anxiety that either propels or distracts their performance.
Already, you are aware that knowing what successes and failings of the day are ahead would be terrible. Removing the wonder of surprises would replace the joyful celebration of an unexpected victory with a knowing nod of an already known result.
If you have ever wanted to know how long you would live and have no surprises, you are not alone. A song was written in the Bible asking God to show them now long or short their life would last.
“Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.”
God knows how long you and I will live on this earth before we begin our forever life either with Him in His kingdom or away from Him.
“Man’s days are determined; You have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.”
Knowing how long your life will be or knowing the victories of the day would take away the wonder of surprises and replace it with a boring, predictable life. Embrace each day with joy and wonder. Plan as though you will live a very long, full life yet live life as though this may be your final week. How?
> Today, say “I love you” to those you love.
> Thank those who have played a valuable role in your life.
>Say, “yes” to requests as often as you can and “no” when it is necessary.
>Ask God to help you live each day fully and wisely.
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”