• William Ray

“Is It Too Late?”

One of the things that often discourages us is the feeling that we’re getting a “late start,” that

we may have missed our opportunities. But the Bible tells us to run our race with “perseverance” (Hebrews 12:1), because life is not a sprint, but a marathon. It’s never too late with God.

Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, the classic tale of a castaway on a deserted island, is considered by many critics to be the father of the English novel, which is saying something considering novelists such as Dickens, Austen, and Twain followed in his footsteps. What’s remarkable is Defoe did not publish Robinson Crusoe, his first novel, until he was 59 years old (in 1719).

But that’s nothing. Miguel de Cervantes, whose Don Quixote is often considered the first modern novel in any language, did not publish the second half of his classic until he was almost 70.

And Moses was 80 years old before he began his ministry! (Exodus 7:7)

Don’t let age or a late start make you give up on your dreams. Do you have a message to share? A story to tell? A heart for a particular ministry? It’s not too late. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. (1 Thessalonians 5:24, NASB)

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