That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.
The darkest corner of the deepest cave will always yield to the smallest presence of light. Water will never cease to run downhill from its source and the tallest trees will forever be the most susceptible to lightning. Some things will never change. Dwelling on truths such as this will always be a humbling process. It’s one you must not avoid though. For everyone who inherits the blessing of life will one day discover they’re only a single moment in the history of humanity. What will you do with this truth? Will it bring you joy or depression?
Life is extremely short when compared to the world around you. You must resist the urge to dream of years gone by and of opportune moments narrowly missed. You must stop fantasizing over a life you’ll never own. It’s unhealthy. It’s sinful. Stop wishing that you could change something you have no control over. In doing so, you are only allowing yourself to be overcome by ungodly insecurities.
You must keep your mind focused on the eternal properties of your God. There is peace to be found in a world that never changes. You must remember that while your life on earth is but a moment in the history of the world, the world is only a moment in the eye of an eternity created for you. There’s a comfort in knowing that your soul does not cease to exist with the death of your body. Acting anxiously over the shortness of your life here on earth will only distract you from the reality of your eternal destiny.
The world preaches that you must live for the moment. “Just do it.” “Life is short, play hard.” This is the selfish outcome of a mind set on the flesh, not able to look beyond the scope of eighty years here on earth. Paul says, “Throw that off! It’s hindering you.” Strive for that great cloud of witnesses… Live by the Spirit and you will find true life. Rather than focusing inwardly on how much you can accomplish before death, reach out and offer the message of Christ’s sacrifice to those who don’t yet know Him.