Age is not a factor when God has work for you to do. With the downward spiral the world is headed, there’s much to be done. Seasoned Christians who have a first-hand understanding of God working in their lives—please step forward; the world needs to hear from you. Don’t waste your time telling God you’re too old to do the task. I already tried that, and the Holy Spirit told me He knew how old I was and the number of days I still had left on earth.
Never been this old before!
Here’s the point I’m trying to make; even though we might feel worn out, we’ll never be this young again. The power of the Holy Spirit will sponsor and endorse everything He prompts us to do.
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts (Zechariah 4:6b, KJV).
I know God was the One who sustained us all our lives, but just play along with me for a moment with an analogy of a generator clicking on when the electricity goes out. When our energy, vigor, and vitality fade, God’s power kicks in; this is what testimonies are made of.
Do we honestly think the power of the Holy Spirit is fueled by human energy? All we have to do is be willing to submit to His will, then by faith, hold on and watch Him blow our minds and do what is thought impossible with our elderly plagued bodies.
Look at what God did in the lives of Abraham and Sarah well past their childbearing years or what He did when Moses, in his eighties, led the Israelites out of Egypt. Age doesn’t matter when the Creator of time has a job to be done.
I’m sure you’ve heard the adage: Youth is wasted on the young. But, unfortunately, that statement turns out to be accurate more often than not because the young lack the experience to know what’s really important in life.
However, established Christians have the scars to show what they’ve been through, therefore, are qualified to tell others:
- Put God first, and the things you’re seeking will come to you. (Matthew 6:33)
- Those who love the Lord shouldn’t fret when things don’t work out. (Romans 8:28)
- If God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)
- Give to the Lord and watch the windows of heaven pour out blessings. (Malachi 3:10)
- Don’t retaliate; let go and let God. (Romans 12:19)
- Just keep living, you’ll learn what goes around comes around. (Galatians 6:7-8)
We can’t use age as an excuse when we’re packed with the knowledge that the world needs. God didn’t bring us through our trials for us to keep quiet and uninvolved. So we have to gird ourselves up; we’ll never again be as young as we are right now.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13, KJV).
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