Your Life In Perspective

He put life in perspective by reflecting on the amount time he had left

Jonah 2:1-10

Reference: ““When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.” ‭‭Jonah‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I recently read a very interesting article by Tim Urban. He put life in perspective by reflecting on the amount time he had left and what he would do with it.

If he was fortunate to live until he was 90 years old he realised, due to his current behaviour, he would see less than 60 more winters, he had already spent the majority of time with his parents for his lifetime, and that his geographical location made a significant difference to those he spent time with.

It was good to be reminded that we do not live for ever, so we must make the most of the time we have left.

Application: It’s often not until something drastic in life happens that we stop and reconsider our life and our future. Drastic could be positive or negative, but it provides a moment in time where we stop and reflect.

Jonah had a moment like that when he was in the belly of a fish. He had run from God and thought he was going to die and so he considered his relationship with God.

Now, at the start of a new year, is a great opportunity to consider the time you spend on that which you think is important.

How are your relationships? Who are you spending time with? What would you regret if you didn’t complete?

You are in control of your time and your decisions. Make sure you are acting wisely as you set out your plans for this year.

Prayer: Lord, You have given us Your wisdom and know what we should do. May we prioritise those we should spend more time with and look to making the most of every minute. Amen.

What changes do you need to make with your time?

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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.