A few hours from now, I will be celebrating my 27th birthday. Yes, I am not ashamed of sharing my age because I tell you, I don’t look my age. People often mistake me for a student and I don’t know why but no matter how hard I try, I still don’t look like a young professional (or maybe a real lady?! haha!). But that’s the way God created me so I just have to embrace the advantage of being small – a youthful look.
Anyway, I don’t usually think about how old I am unless some people will ask me my age or will point out to me that I am already in my late twenties. I don’t also feel that I am running out time because I’m not in a hurry for marriage or even for earning a master’s degree because I’ve surrendered these ambitions to God four years ago when I gave up my life for Christ. Sure I do feel being tempted from time to time to choose my own fleshly desires but God is always gracious to bring me back to where I belong, that is, at the center of His will.
But then last year, while I was meditating on the Book of Ecclesiastes, I realized that time is really of the essence. I really need to learn how to number my days because this world is dying and Jesus is coming very soon. I know what God has called me to do yet I still choose to dillydally and wait passively for His second coming.
Praise the Lord that during the Sunday message this morning, I am reminded of the calling that God has entrusted to me: to follow Jesus and reach the whole world for Him. I know that there is no other way to live a fulfilling life but to live it for Christ.
Based on what I witnessed this morning, there are still a lot of work to be done in this city and in this country and I can’t afford to waste my time.
And for this year, this is what I am really claiming:
But seek FIRST His KINGDOM and His RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33