But do not overlook this one fact, beloved,
that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.
You are already seated with Christ in heavenly places and your seat is in heaven. Yet you are still here on this earth, as messenger and empowered representative of God, sent with the assignment to finnish the race and be crowned with victory and finally return home again.
To complete your assignment and to live in victory though, you need to take Gods perspective and start seeing your whole life the way He does, because it will completely renew your thinking.
1000 years for you, here on this earth, are as 1 day for God. That means that if you live around 100-120 years, your whole life will be around 2.5 hours long and 1 year for you is only a few minutes for God.
That is the truth and you need to see your whole life that way, so that you realize that the time is short and that you don't have time to hang around in your past, to relax and just go with the flow.
If you have problems in your life and if victory just doesn't seem to show up, how long can it really take until you see the victory? A minute? A few seconds?
If you lost a loved one or if a member of your family left early, why do you still waste your precious time by getting stuck in the past? How much longer could it possibly take until you see them again? Could you wait for just 20 minutes?
How secure are all the material things that you lean on, instead of leaning on God? How long will it last compared to the never-changing word of God? How much will your millions be worth in just a single day (1000 years)?
Put that verse deep in your heart and start seeing your life the way God sees it. It won't take long anymore and no matter how bad your situation is right now, God can and will save you, and even if you think that you will never be able to get out of this, then ask yourself: "how long can this “never ending” suffering truly be? 1-2 hours?"
Your past is not worth holding you back and keeping you from your destiny. The time is short and the course is in front of you, not behind you. Run the race, burden-free, and return home with the crown of victory!
Your life here is very short compared to the life that lies ahead of you, for one day with God is like 1000 years here on this earth!
This is the truth and that’s why you need to look at things that way and redeem the time you have left.
Don’t let failure, trails and losses, that just last for a few seconds, get to you and instead keep looking at what lies ahead of you, for you want to run the race and win the battle, with nothing holding you back! (2. Peter 3,8)