WILL I STILL FEEL LIKE THIS WHEN I’M EIGHTY?
I’ve been reading a journal in which I wrote in 1998. So at that time I would have been 73-74, ten years ago.
January 8th that year I read a selection regarding God’s purpose for our lives. It was called “In His Time” and dealt with sometimes having to wait a long time before you felt you had really achieved, or even entered, his purpose for you on this earth. I wrote:
It seems as if God has used me more in these later years but I don’t know whether that is true just because I have made more time available. Perhaps it is just that I am doing more “works” outside the home. When the boys were little, my call was “mothering” also career teaching. I hope I was anointed in that way. I feel like I lacked much. Actually even now I feel like I am only just beginning in so many ways. Will I still feel like that when I’m eighty?
In two weeks I’ll be eighty-four. I am here to tell you, Precious Children of God, God has more for you the longer you live. Some of you think your call was teaching, preaching, singing, or something else you devoted your life to. Let me remind you, you devoted your life to God and that was the way in which he used you at that time.
I once had a friend who felt like he had had three special missions in life and that he had fulfilled all of them. There wasn’t much left for him except to die. He did. Maybe he was right; maybe God took him because his purposes for living were fulfilled. But that would not have been me. I would be saying, “What’s next?” 😀
If man’s regulations or expectations, ill health, lack of funds or other such things has derailed you, be ready for a change! God is so wonderfully able to lead you into new ministry for him.