Psalm 39:4-5

“Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity.”


So it begins, the last week of the Holidays. The anticipation of perhaps your last day off from work or New Year’s Day is lingering in the near future. You, exhausted from the family gatherings and the events of the season, begin to realize, “It is almost the end of the year…” Just a blink of an eye and the whole year is gone. Time just flies by.


As the Psalmist wrote, “Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.” (Psalm 39:4). I have heard so many times in various conversations, and have experienced it multiple times in my own life, of having a feeling of unfulfillment and failure. You may have felt at some point, “What have I ever accomplished, time's just slipping away?” or “What worth am I to anyone?”. You may feel like you wasted your time and you don’t know where to go from here to accomplish anything. The future looms over you like a giant that you are fearful you will not be able to defeat.


One thing you must realize, THIS IS NORMAL! Everyone feels at some point that they don’t accomplish enough. From Moses, to David, to Solomon reflecting on his life in Ecclesiastes, to Brother Branham, and each one of us, we all have times like this. If you feel as David did, that time is flying by and you don’t really feel like you are worth anything, then let’s address this.


The first thing you need to do is to determine that “it stops, now.” Realize you have one life to live for the Lord, and you aren’t getting anywhere by having a pity party. You are not guaranteed tomorrow, but you do have today. Start today and purpose in yourself, “I will not live regretting what I haven’t done, but will live thankfully for what I have been able to do, and live with the purpose of doing all I can for the Lord, with whatever He has given me to do or will give me to do.”


Yes, time flies, but you can start today and live with purpose.


Step one: determine in yourself that dwelling on a feeling of unfulfillment ends today, and a life with purpose starts today.


57-0922E - “Hebrews, Chapter Seven #2”

O Lord, grant just now that we'll all recognize that these breaths that we're drawing are fleeting. We don't know how many more we have ahead of us. That's all by Your great counsel. It's determined by You. Oh, be merciful to us. And to those who raised their hands, Lord, there no need to mention them. You know every one of them. But I just offer this prayer of intercession for them. I pray that You'll take away the condemnation from their heart, and let them come boldly, just now, unto the Throne; walk boldly right up to the Throne of God, claim their God-given privilege.


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