Life is short, that’s what I hear all the time.
Still no suitable response.
Considering 60seconds to a minute, 60minute to an hour, 24hours to a day and you call that short! Ok. I think it’s right to say 86,400seconds makes a day and 31,536,000 makes a year or 31,622,400 in a leap year.
Back to my question, how is life short or how short is life?
Referring to the figures above, I think I disagree about the shortness of life or may be shortness probably meant something else.
A quick review about life being short, let’s see if you agree.
Jesus was thirty years before he started his ministry and in three years, there was a milestone achievement. Now that’s life and its shortness.
Feel free to question my next line but kindly review the figures.
Jesus started his ministry at 30years of age and completed it at 33years of age. Now you can call that SHORT. To you, it’s short because he died, but to me he retired as his primary goal has been achieved. Sounds funny or logical?
What makes life short?
Personally, I would say our goals.
What are you working towards, what milestone achievement are you after? The truth is, the longer it takes you to achieve your goals the longer life gets. Unfortunately, our minds omits that fact. If it takes 50 years to achieve your goals, years of further would be summed up in our minds with the years of pursuing our dreams and the mind concludes; life is short.
During our raining days, were we time conscious or goal conscious?
Consider pregnancy; women go through a nine months cycle or more in some cases, but the shocker is, the moment she puts to bed, the nine months is history. The pain, the stress, the change in functionality of her system is all gone. Practically nine months looks like yesterday to her. Two years down the line, the same woman is looking forward to another baby.
In this illustration is the woman time conscious or goal conscious?
I think in our troubles and pain, we take cognizance of time, and tend to forget time when we are more relaxed. Generally, the joy of achievement covers the pain and hard work, and we often see our raining days as moments ago.
Define your goals!
We all have goals, primary or secondary…We plan for it, we work towards it, once achieved, life begins… That’s how our minds sometimes think…Some may think otherwise, but let me challenge you.
Achieve your goals early and let life begin early. With time let’s see our short life really his.
There’s a saying that doing the same thing the same way means the same result. If you agree, then lets adjust the principle a bit.
Why not change your primary goal or objective(s). Sounds weird or odd?
Or better said another way, sync your goals. Where? Good question.
You were created for a purpose and that goal has to be accomplished. The scripture says; ‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my word will never pass away’ (Mathew 24:35).
A clear confirmation that you are a paraphernalia…
If you disagree, ask yourself, why didn’t Judas changed his mind despite the warnings of Christ? I think he’s a paraphernalia for Christ crucifixion but that’s for another day.
Back to you being a paraphernalia; what’s your purpose of existence? You aren’t here to increase the earth figure. Answer this question early and you may see how long life could be.
2peter 3:9 God doesn’t want you to perish.
God wants something, what is it?
You need to find out and stop perambulating as time passes by.
All we like sheep have gone astray…
How? Very simple, by prioritizing our goals ahead that of God. As we do this, we become the biblical Israelites and wander the world in search of our promise land.
Consider Jeremiah 7:23-28
God wants you to make him your primary goal/objective.
To come back and get your mission, to which you sync your personal goals.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, that’s the word.
Try that and life would be so long that you will beg to leave.
Life is short because we pursue our personal goals as primary and make God’s plans secondary or tertiary and, as such we tend to waste away our time on earth. Funny enough, we return when the time is no longer on our side and all that seems far to achieve, now appears next to us… what a time waster we are… and in the end we say ‘Life is short’
Life is never short but we have made it short.
It’s time to prioritize our goals, let God be the primary. Do not attach any other goal to it, then make your personal goals secondary. Prioritize all that has to do with the primary goals over the secondary, the result I can bet will be shocking to you…
Make God your primary aim and life will be too long than you can imagine.
Put God to a test and you will discover HE is the only goal.
Stop being a time waster, seek Him and you shall find him…
For in him lies the ONLY GOAL, FOR HE IS THE GOAL.
In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God (John 1:1)