So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 90:12.

January is coming to and end soon and so are many of the resolutions people set out to accomplish this year. You may be striving to do things differently than years past, but have become discouraged at the lack of ambition that has crept into your life, yet again. The fiery prayer life your spirit longs for is languishing and that goal you set out to do has been swallowed with life’s distractions and responsibilities.

This is a time of year a lot of people take time to reflect on days past and prepare for days ahead.

Time is no respecter of persons. It has no judgment on age, gender, profession, or social status. Each day we are given equal measures of 24 hours, which breaks down to 1,440 minutes—86,400 seconds.

What will you do with your gift of time?

One day we will be held accountable for the time God has gifted us and I desire to be a good steward of each minute. However, becoming busy and overwhelmed with tasks is not the answer to productivity. Sometimes it is in the simple and quiet moments we spend with God that becomes so vital to accomplishing His purpose.

What is something small you can do today that will get you one step closer to your dream? Your calling? Your life’s mission?

I encourage you to write down specific goals—God dreams—and then create a plan regarding the things you need to complete each day to get you one step closer.

Each day matters.
Each moment matters.
You matter!

One more thing: Yes, we put a lot of focus on January and a lot of focus on the year ahead, but I would like to add that everyday is a new beginning.

Today you are given a new opportunity to do something remarkable in the kingdom of God. I have more good news, tomorrow is a new beginning, too!

Prayer: Lord, thank You for giving me another day to worship You. Just as Your word directs, I pray that You would teach me to number each day—I desire Your wisdom. I do not want to squander the time You have gifted me, so I pray You will help me fulfill what You are calling me to achieve. In Jesus name. Amen.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  1. LMS Linda Sullivan

    Just wanted to take time to thank you for your blog and devotional! I read each one and they help me. Love you, LMS

    • I love you so much, Sis Sullivan, thank you for your kind and encouraging words. God bless. Love you, too! Xoxo.