Number Our Days

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A person named Musk from Los Angeles was worth hundreds of millions of dollars in his early 30s. The media and public were very curious about how he accumulated so much wealth in just a few years. In an interview, Musk said that right after he graduated from college, his future self came to him and asked him to take all of his savings to buy Apple stocks and Google stocks. Although he was dubious, he did it. 

This is a fictional story. However, if you got a chance to tell one thing to your past self, what would you say? Even though we may not have the opportunity to do so, we can learn to see things from a future perspective.

We tend to focus on our current resources when planning ahead. However, using the present to predict the future while planning could restrict our potential. And we would likely underestimate what we can accomplish. In contrast, by focusing on future and starting with the end in mind, we can avoid such traps and become more efficient.  What we are going to do today is not determined by what we have now, but by what we want to achieve in the future.  We are changing now for the future, rather than adjusting future goals to fit our current situation. 

What are your future goals? What do you value the most in life? We weren’t created to just sit around and wait for eternity. We are called to engage in the world, to create and to be productive in serving the needs of those around us through our lives and our work. God has called us to be part of His mission to redeem the world. 

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” — Psalm 90:12

 

   ARTIST    Crystal Bien
  WRITER    Crystal Bien
ENGLISH EDITOR    Sophia Tu                   

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