“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom ..looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Psalms 90:12; Hebrews 12:2.
Is Nigeria still in recession?
Will our nation regain its trust?
Is public education doomed?
Can the world be fed?
Can we find more value in oil?
Can we really find the value in Agriculture?
Can we keep hoping?
That last one (hoping) is really the root issue, isn’t it? Unless we have hope, it could mean some pretty dismal years in front of us. Shakespeare’s “seeds of time” might very well be scattered and dangerously thinned out by the next century. But let’s limit our thoughts to something we can handle. Most of us must admit those newspapers, internet blogs and magazine are raising more questions which are too vast for us. We need a bite-size chunk to chew on, we need to zoom “hoping things” out to a level we can handle.
Okay then, lets leave country, state, church, and start with the unit called you and your family . . . now there’s something worth thinking about beyond today. Where are you going? What’s your game plan for the next ten years? Given any thought to specific objectives you want to reach—or at least shoot for? How about selecting some priorities? You say there’s no hurry? I challenge that. These ten years will literally fly by. Few weeks from now you’ll rip the December sheet off your calendar wondering, and after a decade “How did ten years go by so fast?”
Forgive me for pressing the issue near the point of offense, but unless some of us who read these words stop and think and start to execute essential goals for the next ten years, indifference, passivity, and procrastination will win another victory. Let’s start making few hard decisions that will initiate beneficial changes and in turn exalts our Nation as it glorifies God. Right here, How much better to invite the living, all-knowing Lord to show you ways to make the coming moments much better than the moments before! To allow you to become better each Day, as well as older as reference.
How about offering this prayer—in faith:
Lord, since You can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow, Speak then to me . . .