Most days, it’s go, go, go. It’s moving on, pushing forward, forgetting what is behind, and pressing on to what is ahead. I get it. If you don’t look ahead, you live in the past.
But today, at this marker in my life, I look back, and realize how long the path has actually been. I see the wild, unusual trajectory of my life’s journey so far and think, “How did I end up here? It feels like I just got started.”
But I didn’t. I’ve actually been at this whole life thing for quite awhile.
A student once asked Billy Graham, “What’s the greatest surprise you have found about life?”
He answered, “The brevity of it.”
I agree with him. It has been short and it seems to be getting shorter by the year. When I look back, I see that I’ve come a long way, but all I can really think about is all the duties I still need to fulfill, all the people I still want to meet, and all of the journeys I still want to take.
But time is short.
If that’s the case, then I want to do what’s most important with the rest of my life.
Jesus once said, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”
So now, as I look back, it looks pretty good. But it sure is nice to know there’s more assignments and adventures ahead of me.
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