Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
Job is suffering. He has lost basically everything that he had. He sees his life running away before him. He is hurting and he makes this statement. Life is moving fast. It is going to be over before I know it and my life is seeing no good. I am sure in this moment he was simply longing once again for the days of blessing. He wanted the suffering to end. He wanted to be comfortable again.
But when I read this it makes me think of how short life is. It makes me question whether or not my life is going to accomplish anything of lasting value. I do not want to waste the precious life and time that God has given me.
We are to count our days! Psalm 90:12. We need to realize that life is short and we are frail or weak. Psalm 39:4-6 The Bible even gives us an idea of how many years we may live Psalm 90:10 Life is very short James 4:14
That brings me to the point of this devotional. I am nearly 55 years old. I am still young and strong. I am excited and passionate about God, His Word, the ministry and World Evangelism but I need to be counting my days. Whatever I will get done for God I need to be busy about doing now.
I just counted this week and I have about 600 plus Sundays before I will have to step down as pastor of Vision. Not because I want to but I will be old enough to hinder the growth of our church.
I am sure that you are thinking how ridiculous it is to think like this but if you realize how fast time is moving and how little of it you have then it helps to sober you and wake you up. I do not want to live without a purpose.
Have you notice how many times you say that you “are going” to give that big offering, “are going” to win souls, “are going” to preach, “are going” to go as a missionary but life keeps marching by and you are doing nothing and have done nothing.
This verse needs to wake you up. I challenge you to count your days. What are you doing? What do you want to do? When will you start? I do not have time to waste. I must be about my Father’s business.