The bible tells us that we can be fruitful in old age. Thank God! But let’s not want to wait that long.
Psalm 92:14 Even in old age, they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.
I wasn’t young for very long. My first child was born just six weeks after my 18th birthday, my third just before I turned 22, and my fourth at 39. Just as we could see an empty nest in our sites, my sister with special needs came to live with us.
I have been taking care of people for 44 years and counting. Where does the time go? Better not waste it.
I’m a checklist kind of gal. If I’m not careful, every day can become like a to-do list of things to complete on time. Then I start over the next day. Many of us struggle with this while watching the busyness of life whittle away our days. But I don’t think that’s what God had in mind.
That’s not living; it’s just boring!
But those who hope in the Lord will. They will sour on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
I get weary in spirit, we all do, and it’s not age-related. Life can be hard, and some days I can’t find the wonder of it anymore. But when I turn my hope to Jesus, I’m renewed with purpose.
More and more, I want to be in God’s service, and for me, writing to encourage others is one way to do that. Offering encouragement doesn’t come easy in weariness. But in our serving, we can’t let weariness stop us. This could be when we need the Holy Spirit most.
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (NIV)
God is humbling me these days, but He’s also revealing the wonder I’m so lonesome for, and it’s right here in this writing space. Here, I am young in spirit, curious, creative (I like to think so), joyful, thinking of others, and closer to God. I’m enjoying life as He fits writing into the nooks and crannies of my days.
For me, it is writing. God’s purpose for you is unique to you. Just know that He will complete what He started (Philippians 1:6). And I believe you will experience joy because of it.
Stay close to Him, and with renewed strength, you will run and not grow weary. You will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31). God will make you able for His purposes (1 Peter 4:11), even into old age. Count on it!
You can also find me here this week:
Five Minute Fridays – The one-word prompt this week is YOUNG.
Faith on Fire, Lyli Dunbars link-up.
Grace and Truth Link-Up at Laurensparks.net
Inspire Me Mondays, hosted by Anita Ojeda