Fresh Hope – Day 269

We live in a culture where everyone wants to live a long life but no one wants to grow old. 

Unlike our great- grandparents’ generation, it’s considered much easier to live a long life – at least in this country with freely available medical aid.  

However, the primary goal of our life should not be longevity, but should be that of giving significance and value to our years. 

Most of the products we buy at the supermarket have an expiry date.  If ever I go food shopping on my own, the last words that my wife utters as I leave the door is…’make sure you get the best sell by date’.

None of us knows our expiration date, but we do know that it’s coming. 

Since we know that this is true, how should we approach the days that God has given us?

A mother eagle gets her eaglets out of the nest when she senses that it’s time to fly. She does so by unpacking the nest of all its comfort, sending a signal to her babies that the discomfort that you are facing is a sign to get out and do what you were created to do. 

The day comes when every person must leave the security of their nest and pursue their destiny. However we all know people, and we could be one of them, that never come out of their nest. They always have an excuse for why they haven’t accomplished anything or why they’ve been hindered from fulfilling a dream. 

Today, I want to encourage you to get out of the safety and comfort of your nest and live the life that God has intended for you to live. 

Anne Frank lived only about 5,700 days, but the diary she wrote about her days in isolation during World War Two would touch the world.

Martin Luther King lived only about 14,300 days. But he changed history during his thirty-nine years. 

Seize the day…today. 

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days,that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Pastor Mark

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