If you live long enough you will eventually lose all your marbles. Here’s how.
The Bible, in Psalm 90 speaks of a full life as being 70 to 80 years, which is about what life expectancy runs in much of the world today. Consider the fact that if you live to be 70 years old you will live approximately 3600 weeks. If you are now 50 years old that means you’ve already lived about 2600 of those weeks and you have approximately 1000 more weeks left to go.
To help visualize just what that means, one man went to a toy store and bought 1,000 marbles while in his 50’s. He put them in a large plastic container and every Saturday he took out one marble. He found that as he watched the marbles diminish it helped him stay focused on what was really important.
There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help keep your priorities straight. The truth is, we are all losing our marbles, but those who realize it will be a lot more likely to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.