This story is about two men in their 70's who decide to walk the Appalachian Trail. Everyone around them tried to discourage the task. They pointed out their age, the rugged terrain, bears, weather, etc. . .I am turning 58 in a couple of weeks. I believe there are still many adventures ahead of me. I will not be constrained by age or the confines of what society deems proper.
These men set out and walked farther and longer than anyone believed they could. BUT, they believed. If you believe in yourself, shut out the nay-sayers, you can do bigger things than you can think or dream of. Ephesians 3:20-21 tells us: "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think or dream, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." That power within us, is the Holy Spirit and believing.
Mark 11:24 "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Believing deeply, you are worthy, you can believe BIG and receive Big. In fact, God grants our prayers in ways we could never dream of.
As a small child, I lay in bed listening to my parent fight, praying for a happy family. It never came about the way I was thinking in my small mind. God gave me that happy family as an adult. He granted that prayer, not in my time, but in His. It turned out far better than I could have dreamed.
It hasn't been a fairy tale, but every challenge has led to greater happiness, greater freedom. Freedom to be all I was created to be. Freedom from having to please or impress others. In my 50's I completed a second degree, started a new career and changed limiting thinking and behaviors.
I am in a stronger, happier, healthier place than I've ever been. What's your excuse? Re-evaluate. It's never too late to step into a new life. Fantasizing the freedom to keep growing and changing and becoming.