One friend gave me a small cake. One friend bought me lunch. One friend gave me chocolate and a copy of her book. Some friends messaged me. Family called. Cards were received. Dinner was delicious. My happy birthday was spread out over about a week.
And yes, I was 35 again this year.
Actually, I saw 35 a long time ago.
Most folks my age have had time to build a career and become well established in their fields of expertise.
When you choose to homeschool as we did, mom’s career is typically the one put on hold. With the birth of each child the hold grows longer. When they are off to school or college or old enough to take care of themselves, mom finally gets her turn.
In the current economy, you may also find yourself starting over unexpectedly. The older you are, the harder it could be to get a job. You may need to start your own business.
I want to encourage you today that is it never too late. If God has placed a desire on your heart to pursue a dream, then you are not too old. Perhaps you are just the right age.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
At my age, as I mentioned before, most folks have somewhat established careers. They have been working at it for 25 to 30 years. Although I use some of the things I learned that long ago, I did not get started nearly that long ago with what I am doing now. God is still defining my career. Perhaps He is still defining yours too!
If you decide to chase a dream that God has given you, know that it takes time. It may take a good long time. Trust God with it for the long haul. He will give you the strength to see it through. He will open the doors that you need opened to do what He has called you to do.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Today’s challenge is to not be afraid to let go and let God. Let God define you goals, your dreams, and your steps. Let God define you and your career. Don’t be afraid of where He is taking you. It’s a lot like being in a vehicle. Let God do the driving. Remain seated. Buckle the seatbelt, and take your hands off of the steering wheel. The destination will be here soon enough, but for now – enjoy the journey!