Thursday, January 3, 2013

Never Too Old


     Isn't it funny how our age can sometimes define us?  When we are young, we can't wait to grow up so we can do whatever we want to.  Then at some age point, we decide we are too old to do what we'd like to.  Do we think we are only useful during the peak years of our lives?
     A quote from one of my favorite movies is 'Get busy living or get busy dying.'  That is so true as we are not mere statues to be gazed upon. We have an intended purpose.  Jeremiah 1:7  ''But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.''
     In the quote above by C.S. Lewis, we are reminded to never give up on looking forward in life and to continue to improve ourselves.  We stay young by the renewing of ourselves and our minds.  Old, crotchety people are often defined as 'set in their ways' or 'they'll never change.'
     So if you want to keep living, you need to keep moving.  The race is worth running and just because you quit, doesn't mean it's over.  No matter what you think, the years before and after your peak are not bleak.