100 Things

While many of us write down our goals and dreams, Sebastian was different because he actually set out to complete them all.

Psalm 90:1-17

Reference: v.12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: Sebastian Terry had a ‘moment of clarity’ when, in his twenties, a close friend passed away. Realising that he himself had achieved little of what he desired, he wrote a list of 100 Things that he would like to complete before he died – a bucket list of sorts.

While many of us write down our goals and dreams, Sebastian was different because he actually set out to complete them all.

In just a couple of years Sebastian has already done a triathlon, visited a death row inmate, performed stand up comedy, delivered a baby, completed 1-week silence, and got shot… just to name a few.

In the process he is raising $100,000 for the charity, Camp Quality, and is encouraging people all over the world to consider what they would like to achieve in their lifetime.

Application: When we read through the Psalms we hear a very real voice. The writers don’t sugar-coat life but express the hardships they experience.

In Psalm 90 we hear the psalmist express how fleeting life can be. We don’t know whether the writer had a similar life changing experience as Sebastian, like losing a friend, but they are certainly aware of the reality of the saying: Life’s short.

When looking through Sebastian’s 100 Things website, I noticed that someone left a message praising Sebastian for what he was doing. The person wrote, “I wish I had the time and guts to do something like this.”

God has given us all the same thing. The time in my day is no different to the time in your day, which is no different to the time in Sebastian’s day; the only difference is what we choose to do with it.

Prayer: Lord, we may all have different gifts, abilities and desires, but you have given each of us this day. May we honour you by how we spend our time. Amen.

How are you going to spend the hours that you have today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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