How do you process life when you come to realize your future is now shorter than your history? This obviously applies to those growing older, but it can also apply to a 20-something who sees the end of a relationship or a 50 year old who is the middle of an unanticipated career change. How we process what appears to be a diminishing future will determine the quality of life we choose to live in the days that remain.
As you process your future don’t forget an important reality – you serve a God who can make a day like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day. He is the one who is in charge of the dimensions of time. You are the one responsible for how you choose to live within the remaining time God has given you.
Life is a gift. Never waste a single moment of its beauty. The remaining days of your life are not less than what you have already lived. Your future may seem small with tightening borders and limited options. Don’t succumb to these constraints of fear and doubt. You have been called to embrace life and to believe for more.
Live like an explorer who is always looking for a new place of passage within the journey. This is how the ancients lived and in our hurried existence we have somehow forgotten. In all of this, when you think you are running out of time and options, remember that you are connected to Someone and something eternal and in reality you will never have an ending to anything God calls you to engage.