It is a gift of God’s favour and grace that lying before us is another year.
The coming year is a clean canvas that God puts in our hands and with His help we can paint a beautiful picture in the weeks and months ahead.
The Bible says that the Lord has numbered our days, but he has never revealed his calendar. I don’t know the number of my days and you don’t know the number of your days. But, this much I can tell you for sure, your number is less than it was yesterday.
Here is something else I know; when it comes to the number of your days, there is no negotiating, bartering, or borrowing.
There are some things in life you just can’t borrow. You can’t borrow somebody else’s relationship with Christ, you can’t borrow somebody else’s talents, you can’t borrow somebody else’s soul, and you can’t borrow someone else’s days.
Your days have been numbered by God and you will not live one second beyond what God has appointed for you. Your departure flight will not be delayed. Your one and only life had a beginning and it will have an ending. Your death certificate is as certain are your birth certificate.
You and I get only one shot at this thing called “life”.
If some of us were honest, we would have to admit that our lives have never been more full, but never less fulfilled.
Our lives feel cluttered and confused. We feel overloaded and overwhelmed.
So, where do we start? There is a passage of Scripture written by the apostle Paul that I believe might be a great passage to ponder as you move on through this . It is found in Romans 13.
In verses 11 and12 Paul says “Another reason for right living is that you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for the coming of our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.  The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So don’t live in darkness. Get rid of your evil deeds. Shed them like dirty clothes. Clothe yourselves with the armour of right living, as those who live in the light.” Romans 13:11-12 (NLT)
Choose to live with a sense of priority and urgency
Maybe the most dangerous word in the English language is the word “someday”. Many of us suffer from the “someday syndrome”. Someday I’ll take that trip. Someday I’ll have more time for the kids. Someday I’ll talk to my friend about Jesus.
In the coming weeks as we continue through January, make it…
More about today, less about tomorrow.
More about people, less about possessions.
More about God’s priorities, less about my plans.
More about the eternal, less about the temporal.
The clock is ticking. You don’t get a second shot at today. It’s later than it has ever been. So, let’s commit to living a “no regret year”.
Warm regards in Christ