Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. –Psalm 71:18 NLT
We live in a culture obsessed with youth, but God is not obsessed with it. He looks at age in a totally different way. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 16:31 (NLT), “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.”
Our years are not in vain, for we should be thankful for everyone God has given to us. We shouldn’t focus on the number alone but rather on how those years are being lived. Wisdom and perspective come with maturity; these life experiences can then be shared and used to mentor others.
We are not here to just occupy space, for there is a purpose for our lives. Each day is a gift and opportunity to bless someone. It could be done by simply praying for others. Aging is a blessing to embrace not to avoid.
We all need seasoned people to give us guidance and direction. Isaiah 46:4 (NLT) tells us, “I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.”We need to remember to embrace our years.
1) Thank God for the years He has given to you. Each day is a gift.
2) Make your life count for His glory—be a blessing to others.