It’s no secret that most girls and women fear the phrase, “getting older.” Maybe it began (or will begin) during your college years, when you’re in your ’20s. But for others, the obsession takes its start very early on. I once knew a girl (who looked a lot like me), that panicked at the thought of turning the “grandma” age of 18.
But while women are injecting, plumping and poking at 21, they’re not enjoying the life they have… NOW. Stop and chat with anyone who’s older than you. I bet if you did, they’d tell you to enjoy the youth you have at the moment. While you’re panicking over your current number of years, they’re reminiscing and wishing they were that age again…(whether you’re 18, 30, or 50!)
Each day we’re alive is a precious gift from God. Don’t ever forget…he’s the one who created you, loved you and knew you before you were even born!
If you look through the Bible, think of all the brave females who were used by God…and at the various ages He appointed them to do his work.
Mary gave birth to the Savior of the world, at around “15-16 years old. Her cousin Elizabeth welcomed John the Baptist (the man who baptized Jesus) at a much older age (Luke 1:18).
Remember Sarah? Well, she laughed when she heard that she would become pregnant, as both she and her husband Abraham were up in years (Genesis 18:10-13).
It takes two to make a baby, and Sarah and Abraham later welcomed Isaac. It was through Abraham, then obviously Isaac, that the nation of Israel would come. Who came from that family line? The most famous and important man in the world…Jesus.
Whether you’re the age of Mary or side more with Sarah and Elizabeth, enjoy where you’re at at the moment. You’re still on this earth for a reason, and God will use you for His glory when you surrender your life (and will) to Him. The anxiety of old age will take a back seat to the adventure that awaits. I wonder where God will take you next, because he’s obviously not done with you yet!
Have any of you ever felt anxious or anxiety about your age, or getting older? How did you overcome it? I’d love to know your thoughts, which you can write below.