“Eternal One, let me understand my end and how brief my earthly existence is; help me realize my life is fleeting. You have determined the length of my days, and my life is nothing compared to You. Even the longest life is only a breath (Psalm 39:4-5 VOICE)
Beloved, do you know what today is? February ends today. Tomorrow is March. Wow! Wasn’t it just yesterday we said “Happy New Year”? Where’s the time flying to? There’s this popular saying that ‘time waits for no man’ and I remember listening to a sermon titled ‘Live your life on purpose’. That was the message that revolutionised my life. In summary, the preacher was saying one shouldn’t just do things for doing sake but we are to live our lives according to God’ purpose. You have to continually take stock of the things you’re engaged in and ask yourself; How is this activity contributing towards achieving my purpose.
Moses asked the Lord… teach us to number our days so that we may truly live and achieve wisdom (Psalm 90:12 VOICE) and I can only just imagine that after spending 40 years in the wilderness, redeeming time was of the essence.
Last week, as I was reading Psalm 40, these verses came so alive to me that I had to stop to really meditate on them. King David was telling the Lord… Sacrifices and offerings are not what You want, but YOU’VE OPENED MY EARS, AND NOW I UNDERSTAND. Burnt offerings and sin offerings are not what please You. So I said, “See, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL, AS IT IS INSCRIBED OF ME IN THE SCROLL. I am pleased to live how You want, my God. Your law is etched into my heart and my soul (Psalm 40:6-8 VOICE).”
YOU’VE OPENED MY EARS, AND NOW I UNDERSTAND… I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL, AS IT IS INSCRIBED OF ME IN THE SCROLL… This touched me so much because of the process that the Lord has been taking me through recently. Last year, when I went to Africa to minister, I remember a servant of God looking at me and telling me to my face that “you are already 4 years late in answering the call of God for your life” and that “the Lord doesn’t even have time to process you”. Hmmm… I was like really? So what do you call this? I thought I was being processed. LOL
Anyhow, I’m now at that place where the Lord is showing me that it’s not about bribing Him with sacrifices and offerings but about being obedient to His will and a friend recently told me that regardless of what she’s been going through, all she asks people to pray concerning her is “Lord, let Your will be done.’ I said to myself, “girl, we are on the same page”.
Beloved, it’s time to live your live on purpose and that would involve cutting out things that waste your time and spending more time at the feet of Jesus to wait on His instructions.