Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. – 2 Corinthians 4:16
Henry Durbanville wrote a book several years ago called The Best Is Yet to Be. In it, he argued that growing older isn’t something that should be dreaded, but rather embraced – that our senior years can be the best of our lives.
Here’s one particularly powerful point he made…
So many see age as a liability in life – that growing older means they’re less useful. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Your age is a great asset to your ministry to others!
Don’t ever let age discourage you from making a difference in others’ lives. Use your wisdom and experience to share truth with others!
Ask God to remind you of the wisdom and life experience He’s given you – and to guide you as you pass it on to others.
Questions for Thought
In what way do you generally think about getting older? Is it an asset or a liability in your mind?
How might your life and ministry look differently if you saw getting older as an advantage?