Monday, November 23, 2009
What I want to do, I must do quickly! For I am turning 60 this month and statistics say that I have only 18 years left to live and the last few of those years I might wish I were dead. Time is running out. Procrastination is no longer a viable option. Like the Nike motto, I must "just do it!"
I'm not like Moses who died when he was 120, and his strength was not diminished. This year, shoveling the snow and lifting 90 pound rolls of roofing up a ladder have proven to me that my strength is slowly ebbing away. Yet, all-in-all, my strength and my health are good. My knees hurt but that reminds me that I am still alive.
At 60 I still have ambitions. Over the next five years I want to build my business so that in the next 10 years it will provide an income without my having to work. I want Rod's Home Repairs to become a household word in the North Metro Area of Denver. Even now, my business is becoming one of the larger home repair companies in the area. But much more must be done.
I want to visit Alaska, Yellowstone, Bryce, and Nova Scotia. I want to see New Zealand and Australia. I want to do and African Safari. I also want to do Longs Peak one more time. I suppose by then I will have titanium knees. And.... I want to do lots of fly fishing.
But my biggest ambition is to be a soul-winner. Scripture says, It is appointed unto a man once to die, after that the judgement. How many people can I lead to make the right decision to receive Christ, I don't know, but I hope it is many.
The calendar tells me time is running out. I am speeding towards death at the rate of 60 minutes an hour. Three-fourths of my life has passed by. What kind of an impact have I had? More importantly, what kind of impact will I have from this time forward?