In Psalm 90:12, it is written, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” When we are aware of the preciousness of time, we become motivated to extract value from each passing moment. You may have heard the adage that if you want something done, give it to a busy person. They will find a way to make time for it. Conversely, if you assign a task to someone that is not busy, they will never find the time to do it. Embarking on a journey of progress and productivity begins with recognizing the importance of numbering your days.
To number your days means to try to assign some significance, weight, or importance to your days. And if you understand this concept, you are more likely to seek out the kind of focused wisdom you need to get things done. Benjamin Franklin began each morning by asking himself, “What good shall I do this day?” He was a highly productive individual who understood the value of time. Benjamin Franklin meticulously planned his daily schedule, allocating specific time blocks for various tasks and activities. His disciplined approach to time management allowed him to achieve remarkable success in various fields, including science, business, inventing, writing, and diplomacy.
In a sense our days are limited. You cannot keep delaying your tasks, hopes, and dreams indefinitely. Time is a finite resource that must be used wisely. It is crucial to assign greater significance and value to each day. By doing so, you can cultivate the discipline to concentrate your focus and devote it to the essential tasks at hand. Recognising the value of time allows us to prioritize and accomplish what truly matters. So, go ahead and ask God for the wisdom to number your days. Try to number the days of this month, and assign some significance to them.