It’s Not Too Late
As a young Christian, I had a fear of missing God’s plan for my life. That was largely overcome through listening to a Joyce Meyer tape series a friend recommended called “No Fear Lives Here.” One key point that really blessed me was God telling Joyce, “If you miss Me, I’ll find you.” Soon I realized our walk with the Lord is not on a tightrope where it’s all over if we make one wrong move. As long as we remain open to correction, God will gently guide us back in the direction He wants us to go.
Once I heard Kenneth Copeland talk about a time he asked the Lord how much farther in ministry he would be if he had gotten saved at a younger age. The Lord told Kenneth he would be exactly where he was at that time. Of course, that’s not an excuse to procrastinate and purposely waste time. James 4:14 says, “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
There are people in the Bible that made major mistakes but God still used them to do great things. Moses perceived at a young age he was called to deliver his fellow Israelites from Egyptian bondage. But after killing an Egyptian, Moses ran away and spent 40 years in the desert until God sent him back to Egypt and eventually led the Israelites out to freedom.
Samson is another example of how God can use us in a greater way during the final days of our lives. After being seduced by Delilah into revealing the source of his strength, the Philistines cut off Samson’s hair, gouged out his eyes, and made him into a slave. But after his hair grew back, so did his strength. Samson soon found himself in a temple with 3000 Philistines. He pushed against the pillars so that the entire building collapsed. Samson killed more Philistines in this final act than he had previously (Judges 16:1-30).
God has a way of redeeming all areas of our lives including lost time. So if you’re still breathing, it’s not too late for God to use you for His glory.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you.” - Joel 2:25