Not Too Old

I’ve heard that for the last few months.

“You aren’t too old.”

And, in all reality, I’m not that old.

I’m 29. I’ll be 30 just a few weeks before Christmas. I have 8 months left in my 20s and I’m slightly nervous scared about that.

Because 30 is, well, 30.

It’s the beginning of a new decade in my life. And a new chapter, too.

It’s scary. I can’t go back and I can’t stay where I’m at. I have to move forward.

And in moving forward, I’m praying that the road I’m on is moving me closer to Jesus and who God is calling me to be.

A few days ago, I read this blog post and I absolutely believe that God meant for me to read it now.

Part of my fear of leaving my 20s and entering my 30s is that I feel like I haven’t accomplished much of what I desire to do in my life time. I’m beginning to fear that time is running out on me. Until I read that post and God brought to mind Abraham and Sarah.

Let’s face it, if they can have a child at the ages of 90 and 100, then I certainly still have more than enough time to fulfill the desires of my heart.

Right?

Right?

In all seriousness, though, the world puts a lot of emphasis on age. And, even in today’s world, if a woman isn’t married or doesn’t have a boyfriend, isn’t living on her own and have a great job/career, people (especially family) wonder if something is wrong with you. Well, at least I get the “so when are you getting married” at family functions. Luckily for me my sister is also single so I’m not the only one.

So what about Sarah? I can only imagine how she felt. Actually, I probably have an idea. Because when all of her friends were having children, she could not. She was barren and, I think, she almost became bitter because of it.

Let’s face it, when everyone around you is getting what you want or feel you deserve, you get a little angry. That anger can fester and turn bitter.

But it wasn’t the right time. It wasn’t God’s timing for her to have a child. It wasn’t until after Abram became Abraham and Sarai to Sarah; and they had obeyed God and had faith in Him that He could deliver what He promised that she finally had a son. In. God’s timing.

So maybe you’ve dreamt of being a writer or traveling the world or getting married and having a family. Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it still can’t. I still have lots of dreams that I haven’t fulfilled. Maybe I’m not supposed to fulfill all of them but I know one thing is for sure:

I’m no longer going to just sit around and wait for it to happen. If I do that nothing will ever get done. If I’ve only learned one thing in the last few months, it’s that if I have a dream or a desire to do something and I’ve prayed about it and step out in faith, whether I fail or succeed, as long as I give my all to it, God will honor that. If it isn’t right, He’ll correct me, sure. He wouldn’t be the good Father that He is if He didn’t.

So, here’s a couple of questions for you:

  1. Do you have a dream/desire that has yet to be fulfilled?
  2. Do you believe that you are too old to fulfill that dream?
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