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A Life Lesson

We’re never too old to learn important life lessons. Moreover, we’re never too old to relearn them if our memories have lapsed with age. I recently had this experience. 

Life lesson: We should NEVER allow our TOMORROWS (our future) to be defined by our YESTERDAYS (our past)! We should ALWAYS consider our TODAYS to be determinative of our TOMORROWS. 

Psalm 90 provides these words of wisdom:

“The days of our years are threescore years and ten [70]; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore [80] years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away…So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (90:10,12).

Let’s split the difference and use a life span of 75 as a baseline. At birth, we’ve got 27,375 tomorrows. At age 21, we’ve got 7,665 yesterdays and 19,710 tomorrows. At age 50, we’ve got 18,250 yesterdays and 9,125 tomorrows. When we reach age 70, we’ve got 25,550 yesterdays and 1,825 tomorrows. 

The older we get, the more susceptible we are to this satanic line: “See what you COULD have been with all those years? Your TOMORROWS will NEVER rise above your YESTERDAYS!” 

When we buy into that LIE, the spirit of resignation can set in. And if we allow our TOMORROWS to be defined by our YESTERDAYS, we will likely live our remaining days in DEFEAT! At age 70, we’ve got less than 2,000 of them left. 

So God tells us to number [take stock of] our days. Treasure them! Fill them with wisdom. Every one of our TOMORROWS, whether 20,000 or 2,000, can rise to and exceed levels we reach TODAY. God is ALL about TODAY where his children are concerned! 

Our YESTERDAYS are little more than vapor in God's sight. So make TODAY all it can be for Jesus’ sake, and the TMORROWS will take care of themselves!


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