“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do no spare; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left.” (Isaiah 54:2-3)
Do you ever wonder if you have waited too late to accomplish your dreams? Are you wallowing in regret because you think you have wasted too much time and haven’t accomplished anything?
Unless you are particularly young, these thoughts have wafted their way across your mind at one time or another.
The remedy for this is simple. Just get started. Everything up to now has been a preparation time for the present and for your future.
Some of the greatest successes in history have been accomplished by what we would term senior citizens.
- Moses was eighty when he led the Hebrews out of Egypt.
- Caleb was eighty-five when he conquered a mountain and made it his possession.
- Harlan Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, didn’t start his chicken business until the age of sixty-five.
- Ray Kroc was fifty-four when he purchased a hamburger stand called McDonald’s and turned it into a worldwide franchise.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder was sixty-five when she started the Little House on the Prairie series.
- Lew Wallace penned the novel Ben Hur at the age of fifty-three while he was also governor of the New Mexico territory.
Sometimes we may want to give up on our dreams and think it is too hard to keep pursuing them. But now is the time to grow.
If you are young start dreaming, and if you are at a more mature stage of life, don’t let the dreams stop. John Barrymore said, “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
What are your dreams and what are you doing to pursue them?