For the past week or so, I have spent time in God's word specifically looking for what He says about me. You see, sometimes I tend to say all sorts of untruths about myself. I'm too fat, too picky, too....whatever. But, God's word tells me otherwise, and so I was looking for His words about who I am (all of that is another post for another day; it just happens to be how I got to this post). My reading took me to the 139th Psalm because there just isn't a more clear picture of how beautifully and perfectly God created each of us than in that passage of scripture.
Anyway... as I was reading, I got to verse 16 where it says "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be". It struck me as I read those words that God knows exactly how many days I will be here on this earth. He always has. And not only does He know how much time I will spend in this life, but He has ordained all of my days. To ordain means "to appoint" or "to give holy orders for". My life was not by chance. My life was appointed. My role as a wife and a mom are not to be taken lightly; God ordained those roles, long before I drew my first breath.
He did the same for you too. It's true. Your life is ordained as well. You are not here by chance. Are you living like He ordained you to live? Am I? Our days are already numbered. Let's not waste a single minute more.