“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12.
Obviously, I can’t tell you how long I will live.
No one knows how long they will live.
Certainly, in a world where folks of all ages die, there is no way to know.
I think that the chase here is to realize that I have no assurance of more time on earth.
What I do have is this moment.
If I know that I only have this moment, then I must maximize what I have this moment.
How often do I make plans: tomorrow I’ll do this, the next day I’ll do that? Am I sure that I will have those days? No.
What does God want me doing right this minute? Will I stop myself from long-range planning? Probably not. I need the structure of a plan, but I must directly connect it to, “Lord willing.”
As I get older it is easy to think that my days are indeed numbered. Time is short. What will I do with it?
Conclusion: I have no guarantee of the next moment. I must now live accordingly.