John Maxwell writes “I am currently 70 years old. People sometimes ask me why I don’t slow down. ‘Why are you pressing?’ they ask. Because my age tells me that my time is limited. I know my time is limited. I want my life to matter. I want to be significant. I know that if I want to make a difference, I need to live with intentionality and sense of urgency. If I want to make a difference, I need to do it now.” What about you? What about me? Do you have a sense of urgency for making a difference? We should. Many of us still have more time than John to do something significant. However, we must not make the mistake of thinking that significance is a destination thing rather it’s a daily thing. John Wooden once said “Make every day your masterpiece.” And if we are going to do that, we must be active and not take ourselves out of our own story. Not only that we must be proactive and always live with our legacy and end in mind. I’m reminded of the words of King David of ancient Israel, who wrote, “Teach me O Lord about the end of my life. Teach me about the number of my days I have left so I may know how temporary my life is.” We must always ask God to teach us to live a life of significance.
“Christian, your time is not your own. You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your schedule.” John Piper