I often realize how fast my life is going when I turn over each new month on the calendar. The Bible says,
As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. (Psalms 90:10 NASB)
I have another birthday this month. Even if I take the "eighty years due to strength," my life is more than half over. My children are still young and have their whole lives ahead of them. I fear the world in which they will live.
So, more than half-way through my life, I need to take an assessment. Not one for public scrutiny, but one to make sure I'm on track. My goal, my mission in life is to "Know God and to make Him known." I think I'm doing that satisfactorily. But there is room for improvement.
I look at older men and women whom I have respected for many years and wonder if I am to be like them. Will younger men look up to me and respect me, not necessarily for what I've done, but for what God has made me.
Yes, turning the calendar is a time for reflection. Are you on track for where you want to be in YOUR life?