It’s Never Too Late

by | Mar 2, 2012 | SpiritLed Living

Do you ever feel that it is too late to fulfill the plan and
purpose God has for your life?

If you do, let me encourage you. According to our country’s
legal retirement years, I am several years past retirement age but still work
and enjoy it. I work because I want to, not because I have to. Yet, I know that
until God calls me home I will continue to walk in the destiny He has for me.
God has promised in His Word that with long life and length of days will He
satisfy me (see Ps. 91:16). I don’t allow my age to dictate what I can
accomplish for God.

This year, for example, I still work PT at my job, write
articles for my Web site, and continue to minister regularly, often traveling
to different states and out of the country.  I also attend church and special meetings on a regular basis
and find time to enjoy my grandchildren. Walking in the destiny of God is fun
and exciting!

In fact, I see no reason why we can’t experience life as
Moses did until the end of our days. The Word of God tells us that although he
was old when he died (120 years), his eyes were not dim and his strength was
not abated (see Deut. 34:7). I rejoice that I can give a similar report!
Although I am up in years, I have no lack of vitality, and see perfectly with
the glasses God provided.

In order to walk in the fullness of God’s plan for our
lives, however, we have to change the way we see ourselves. We are not weak,
ineffective and purposeless—or too old to make a difference. God’s plan does
not have time limits like a parking meter. It doesn’t have to be fulfilled
before you reach a certain age, or end when your children are grown up or you
stop receiving a paycheck.

God has had thoughts “to give you a future and a hope” (Jer.
29.11, NKJV) since before you were conceived. And He created you and equipped
you to bear fruit until the day you leave this Earth.

The psalmist alludes to this destiny when he says to God:
“You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mothers’ womb. I will praise
You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and
that my soul knows very well.” (Ps. 139:13-14).

Does your soul (your mind, will and emotions) know “very
well” that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made”? Do you really believe it?

If not, renew your thinking by memorizing Scriptures like
this that point to the destiny and plan God has for your life. As you meditate
on the Word your mind will begin to grasp the truth that you are not an
accident. You will see that God considered every detail in forming you in your
mothers’ womb. He knew you even before He fashioned you!

In essence, here is what verses 13 and 14 of Psalm 139 say
of God’s creation: “Fearfully” indicates that God took extreme and very great
care when He created you. “Wonderfully” means He made you “marvelous,
surprisingly fine or excellent.” And “marvelous” says you are “astonishingly

Verses 15 and 16 declare that God knew what He was doing:
“My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully
wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet
unformed. And in Your book they are all written, the days fashioned for me,
when as yet there were none of them.”

God had a plan for you before you could even step into it,
and only you can keep you from it. The devil can’t.

The devil tried everything he could to destroy Moses. But
crocodiles couldn’t kill him. False gods of the Nile could not destroy him.
Pharaoh could not eradicate him. Instead Pharaoh’s own daughter paid wages to
have Moses’ birth mother nurse him. God had a destiny for Moses, and He
protected Him so that he could fulfill it.

But there’s even more encouraging news: Much of what God
used Moses to accomplish came about in the later years of Moses’ life. He
didn’t even get much of a start until he turned 80!

It’s never too late for you to step into God’s plan for your
life and accomplish the purpose for which He created you. If you think you’ve
missed it somehow by not cooperating with Him, simply repent, and express your
willingness to be and do all He desires. Before you know it, you’ll see that,
like Jesus, you are anointed to preach the good news, heal the brokenhearted
and set the captives free (see Is. 61:1-3; Luke 4:18-19)—and that you have
ample opportunities remaining to bear “much fruit” (John 15:5).


This week thank God every morning that you are alive and
still have a destiny to fulfill. Express your willingness to be all He desires
and watch Him unfold His plan and purpose for you. Thank Him for new
opportunities to be a blessing and bear much fruit. Continue to pray that God
would pour out His Spirit, send more laborers into His harvest fields and
spread His kingdom worldwide. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and remember
those persecuted for the cause of Christ. Pray for a spirit of repentance to
permeate the church, bring revival and empower us to be the ambassadors we’re
meant to be. Continue to pray for our nation and its leaders, the military, the
upcoming election, and those suffering through the losses incurred in recent
tornadoes and natural disasters. Pray for America to come back to God!  Psalm 139; Jer. 29:11; Isa. 61:1-3

To enrich your prayer
life and learn how to strategically pray with power by using appropriate
scriptures, we recommend the following sources by Apostle John Eckhardt:
Prayers that Rout Demons, Prayers that Bring Healing, Prayers that Release Heaven on Earth and Prayers that Break
Curses. To order any or all of these click here.


Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


Spirit-Filled Pastor: Can I Ask God for Confirmation?

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Can I Ask God for Confirmation?

There are many incidents of God giving people a sign throughout the Bible. Although I believe God still does this, I also believe that we must be careful. Asking for a sign can be misleading if other factors are not taken into consideration. In Genesis, we find an...

Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: Are You Ready To Meet Jesus?

Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: Are You Ready To Meet Jesus?

The last words Jesus spoke to me in my 23 Minutes In Hell vision were, “Tell them I am coming very, very soon.” Then He repeated Himself and said again, “Tell them I am coming very, very soon.” The Bible is clear that Jesus is coming back to rapture His believers,...

The Best Way to Love Others and Yourself

The Best Way to Love Others and Yourself

I believe that other than the gospel regarding salvation through faith in Christ, learning to walk in love is the most important lesson in God’s Word. Jesus says that love is the most important commandment (Mark 12:28–31). The apostle Paul writes that love is the...

Prophecy: The Breach in Our Nation Will Be Repaired

Prophecy: The Breach in Our Nation Will Be Repaired

Praise be to Almighty God, righteous judge, holy of holies, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. The earth is His footstool, and to His kingdom there is no end! Breached Births The Spirit of the Lord says this day: “There has been a breach—breached births, My...

10 Reasons the Apostolic Movement Is Essential to Gospel Expansion

10 Reasons the Apostolic Movement Is Essential to Gospel Expansion

The global apostolic movement is the most significant expression of Christianity today. This is the view expressed by historian Philip Jenkins. He talks about the rapid expansion of the church in the global south, much of which is reminiscent of the first-century...

Experience a Better Kind of Love in Your Relationships

Experience a Better Kind of Love in Your Relationships

Do you have any relationship struggles? Perhaps you want to learn how to love, for real. Too often today, people search for a fairytale love and are disappointed when the fairytale fizzles, which it will. Michael Gibson, author of Real Life Love, challenges folks to...

The Power of Godly Words Over Another Life—and Yours

The Power of Godly Words Over Another Life—and Yours

Have the words that others have spoken over you ever significantly impacted you? Words can birth destinies on the inside of us and bring hope to our hearts for the future. They have the power to ignite our dreams and give life to our souls. At the same time, negative...


How You Can Foil the Plot Against Your Life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus warned us that we have an enemy, and he is a thief. He steals our joy, purpose,...
Activating Introverts in Evangelism

Activating Introverts in Evangelism

 Many believers mistakenly think that evangelism is only for charismatic, extroverted personality types. If they aren’t called to be evangelists, they shrink back from sharing the gospel with the lost entirely. The scriptural reality is that fivefold ministers, and...

Pin It on Pinterest