Luk 1:36 — 37 (KJV) And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible.
As mentioned in Never Too Late, the fact that Mary’s 90-plus-something year old aunt conceived in her old age shows that there is not an age too old to conceive and achieve anything in life. For, as George Eliot once said, it’s never too late to be what you might have been.
Taking it further, the number two lesson which stands out from today’s scripture is this: it’s never too late for one’s status to change for the better in life !
“and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren… “, the angel said…
Beyond every reasonable and unreasonable doubt, she who had been barren for ninety full years, and therefore barren personified, was not anymore! One of her dear friends who probably died at 80 must have known her as barren for her entire lifetime… Nevertheless, “as at today, her status has changed! ” said Gabriel.
Stop ruling yourself out of change based on concrete facts from science, psychology and reality. Believe that no matter how late it seems, you still have a chance!
This must have been too good to be true! But after holding true for one, two, three, four, five, six months… then it was true indeed. Her status had changed for real!
… It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potentials in themselves.
However, the change in status occurred in Sarah’s life because she stopped ruling herself out and started giving herself a chance by believing. Apparently, she later took definite actions based on that paradigm shift.
… by faith, Sarah received strength to conceive her seed when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
Heb. 11:11 paraphrased
That is the definition of faith. However, it starts from here: Stop ruling yourself out of change based on concrete facts from science, psychology and reality; rather, start believing that no matter how late it seems, you still have a chance!
Have you ever doubted your life or status can still change for the better taking your cues from obvious present realities? Yes it can! And have you ever judged and condemned yourself as being too old for that status change? No, you are not and never will be as long as you breathe.
Therefore now that you know, it’s time for a paradigm shift: stop ruling yourself out and start giving yourself a chance.
Ben Carson once said, “… It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potentials in themselves.” Profound indeed!
It might be great to revisit and pen down those changes you once desired but have given up on. Afterwards, present the list to God for definite steps to take. For with Him, nothing shall be impossible.
Thank You Lord for digging a big hole in the big fallacy of reason and psychology that it gets to a certain age when a person’s life can never change again. Now I know the truth that my life can still change for the better irrespective of my age. Therefore, I don’t have to spend all my days hopeless that my dreams will never be fulfilled. Now I know that my best is yet to come. For this, I am deeply grateful and I rejoice. Please help me to so cooperate with You that I release all my potentials as You work out Your perfect will for my life. In Jesus name. Amen.