I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. A friend who happens to be 83 years old. I asked him what he was doing when he was my age. He paused for a moment and then started to speak but quickly paused in thought. He shook his head and said "ya know, I just can't remember." We talked a while that day about life and many of the other things he had done as a "youngster". When I got home that night it really hit me. The reality that I am in right now, I may someday not even be able to remember. The things that are so important, like getting to work on time and making sure my daughter isn't late for practice, updating my status and getting the laundry done, in the long run aren't even going to register in my memory. I laughed to myself and then took a deep breath. I asked myself a question. A few actually. "What are you doing right now that you will remember? What are you doing right now that someone else will remember? What are you doing right now that is worth remembering?"
"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." (Eph. 2:10) Before I was even a thought in my mother's mind, God had things planned for me to accomplish. Before my children were even born, God had things planned for them to accomplish. Before YOU were even born, God had things planned for you to accomplish. Have we taken the time to listen to what they are? Have we filled up our space with so many of the things that aren't going to last that there isn't any room to allow ourselves to hear what He has to say? I want to know. I want to know what those things are that He has planned for me. I want to know what I was "Born to Be".
I imagine a time when each one of us knows. A time when those "good things" that He has planned are evident everywhere! At the age of 42, I'm on the edge of the other half of my life. James 4:14 reminds me, "How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone." MAKE IT COUNT.