Teach Us To Number Our Days

Opening Scripture

So teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12) What is the actual meaning of this verse? Let us look at another version of the bible like the message bible. This is what he says “Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well!”.

In the GNT here’s what the bible says “Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.” I believe you’ve already gotten the idea. This verse is very important for any believer out there. David realizes that we don’t have much time in this world.

So he is asking the Lord to give him the wisdom to live well in other words what Apostle Paul says through this scripture (Ephesians 5:16) MAKING THE BEST USE OF THE TIME BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL. Imagine you can wake up every day and do nothing that is worthwhile. In this post, I will show you ways in which you can utilize your time well and be constructive from morning to evening.

How To Use Your Time Well And Be Productive

They normally say the difference between the POOR and the RICH is time. Well, that is absolutely true in my opinion. The way you use your time determines which direction you’re going in life. Have you heard of the quote “Your future is hidden in your daily routine”? Well, that’s also true.

Whatever you do on a daily basis determines how your future will be. I will give you an example of whatever you’re doing RIGHT NOW whether it’s a job, or maybe you’re Idling doing nothing. This determines where you’ll be 5 years or 1 year from now.

So as David prays and tells the Lord to give him a heart of wisdom. He basically wants to live purposefully. This is where you’re calling comes in. For you to prosper in this world and in the things of God you ought to know your area of GIFTING.

Many people out there are living unpurposeful lives meaning they don’t know their callings. Remember God has called everybody. Look at this scripture “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to EACH ONE, just as he determines. You can read the whole chapter in (1 corinthian 12:4-11).

Know Your Gift

Knowing your gift and your calling is the best thing you’ll ever do in this life. DISCOVER IT NOW. David had three kinds of gifts being a shepherd, a king, a prophet, and also a skilled musician.

Now all this without the anointing of God will NOT take you far especially in the things of God. That means you need to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. He will accelerate you. You begin to climb the ladder very fast. I have written posts on the Holy Spirit you may want to check them.

How Social Media May Be Eating Up Your Time

They normally say an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. That’s true. If you don’t have anything to do. Especially when you wake up. This sets you up for other ungodly things in your mind. Nowadays we have SOCIAL MEDIA which can distract us. Different articles I have read say on average a person can spend 2 to 3 HOURS or even more browsing social media.

These social media have been made and improved in such a way that once you get in it’s hard to come back. You’ll find a scenario whereby you’re hanging out with your friends and the moment you sit together after greeting each other everybody goes to his or her phone and of course into social media. This diminishes relationships among each other. Coz most people are living on their phones and other digital gadgets.

Why Planning Is Important

To be productive and use your time well. You need a plan. After discovering your gift and your aim in life the next thing is to write it down and begin. A plan as Brian Tracy says “Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution” So have a to-do list. List down all the activities you need to execute in a day and begin right away.

This is how successful people plan their way into success. Every minute is spent wisely and made productively. You can also have a plan for a month or a year for the goals you want to achieve.

Start your day by praying and reading your bible then proceed to your daily activities from your to-do list. And most important of it all wake up early as it sets you on high. Robin Sharma (The 5 am club a book to read) says “own your morning and elevate your life”. For example, he talks about waking up early as 5 am.

From this time you can do much before other people wake up. It’s quiet around this time. You can think plan your day and get started ahead of others. You can also do your meditation while praying. This is the best time to do this kind of stuff.


To achieve a note-worthy success you MUST PAY the PRICE. Remember time waits for no one. It’s the only tool that’s shared between the Rich and the Poor. You don’t manage time but your priorities to get the important work done. You may have a lot on your to-do list but first and foremost concentrate on the most important items to get them done.

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