The promise of a long life comes as a reward for living right with God and as a result our gray hair becomes a glorious crown that shares with the world that it is better to be patient than powerful, better to win control over ourselves than over whole companies.
At the end of the day, we have seen people do amazing things to learn God’s will but at the end of the day He still determines the answer.
One day Jesus was walking down the street and a man came up and said, “What’s the most important command in the Bible?” And Jesus said, “I’m going to summarize the entire Bible in one sentence. Love God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength.” That’s called the great commandment. And God wants you to get to know and love Him back. So that means when you get up in the morning, you should sit on the side of your bed and say, “God, if I don’t get anything else done today, I want to know you a bit better and I want to love you a bit more.” Because if at the end of the day you know God more and you love Him more, you have just fulfilled one of the purposes of your life. If, however, you’ve accomplished all kinds of things and achieved many, many successes in life, but at the end of the day you don’t know God better or love Him more, you have missed the primary purpose of your life.