“The days are long but the years are short” is a quote I recently read in regards to raising children. The article encouraged parents to savour each moment with their kids because when you look back, you realize that the years are short.
But I don’t think that just applies to raising children. I think it applies to many of us in many different seasons of life.
Maybe you are studying hard to get your degree. Perhaps you are doing an apprenticeship in the hopes of being hired permanently. Or maybe you are the parent of a small child. We all face times in our lives when the days seem super long. Looking back, we often realize that the years in fact went by fairly quickly.
So what do you do when the days seem long?
Find purpose in the now
So often, we are wishing today away so that we can begin tomorrow. The truth is, none of us are promised tomorrow. The Bible speaks about a life being as fleeting as the fog.
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. – James 4:14
We must find purpose in each day. Many of us wish the days away and before long, we realize we have wasted the days we’ve been given. Live today to its fullest as you do not know what can happen tomorrow.
Let God direct your steps
Do you sometimes feel lost and confused? God loves you and has good plans for your life. If you ask Him for help, He can help you navigate your season of life.
Whether you living in the frustration of raising small children or you are working hard to earn your degree, there is purpose and joy to be found in the everyday.
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