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It’s Never Too Late With God! Your Best Days Are Still Ahead!

The story of “Laurre the Elliot” who bagged a master’s degree at the age of 90, says a lot about the fact that – where there is a will, there will always be a way – no matter the trials or pains! “Laurre the Elliot” is a proof to many that it’s never too late to fulfil your dreams. She said it was that nagging, “unfilled desire“, that prevented her from never giving up. If you want to do something badly enough – then you will be able to do it. Later on, she welcomed her status as role model and hopes to encourage other elderly people to pursue their long-held aspirations. “I hope I can inspire some of these people to continue their education”, she told WFAA. “That’s my goal”. Madam Elliot who hails from Portsmouth, England, spent 15 months at the University of Sussex for her master’s degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies. She also spent a year at the University of Portsmouth as part of her first degree in Russian Studies. She later planned to get her Ph.D. God can still help you accomplish whatever you desire in your life, and destiny.

One day with God is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are as one day. Spiritually, a Gregorian calendar doesn’t exist. An invincible determination can achieve almost anything, and in this – lies the distinction between great men and common men. In the Bible, we see how God overturned the captivity of Job at his old age. Zechariah and Elizabeth had one of the greatest miracles because they decided to wait on God, despite their old age. If you and your family would do the same, you would be put place of honour in your generation. I remembered several years ago when the wife of a pastor committed suicide by hanging herself at their residence. She hanged herself while the husband was attending a night vigil because since they married, they had no child, and she suspected that the husband was falling into temptation, and having sex and children outside their marriage. Is there anything that God cannot do? If the husband was having an extramarital affair, couldn’t God have intervened?

We must never judge the dead, but if the problem was due to lack of having a child and she was growing older, is the God of Zechariah, Abraham, Sarah and Job dead? No! Your case is no different! It’s never too late! And it’s time to say that – repeatedly – to all forms of negativity staring at you. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporal problem. Note that age is not a barrier to achieving God’s plans for your life! Many people are always blaming circumstances for the cause of where they are in life: however, the people who get along in this world are those who get up and look for the circumstance they want, and if they can’t favourable circumstances, they create them. Reject all forms of regrets! Look unto God. It is never too late with God! Your best days are still ahead!

Talent is Only a Starting Point for Success: You’ve Got to Keep Working That Talent!

If you have a unique gift, or an unparalleled talent for doing something, then you’ll definitely be recognized and distinguished from the rest of the flock. In fact that gift of yours could place you on top of other people, and give you a great advantage that might last for a very long time to come. BUT talent is only a starting point in any business: you’ve got to keep working that talent! A song writer, Irving Berlin, understood the truth behind the words in the previous sentence when he said: “The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success”. After gloriously climbing to the top, and reaching that enviable peak, if you lose focus, and slack, other serious people who are steadfast, would soon fly ahead of you.

One of the greatest writers in recorded history, Stephen Kings, once said: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. A lot of hard work is distinguishes a talented individual from a successful one”. The truth is that if you observe the lifestyle of hardworking people, you will also see a glimpse of hard work in many other aspects of their private life as well. You must have come across certain people who should have risen to the top, but they didn’t; they were in possession of all the talent a man could ever want, but they ended up NOT succeeding. Their talent made them to stand out – but their lack of integrity made them sit on the ground. Meanwhile, the stable integrity within other people (who were once at the bottom of the ladder), made way for them to overtake those at the forefront, and reach the top. The families, mentors, friends and bosses of fallen stars, often see their talent or giftedness but wonder why they keep falling short of expectations. At the starting point, their talent opened up doors for them, but wrong choices and a possible lack of integrity – shut those doors.

If you take time to consider the character and talent of Nehemiah in the Christian Bible, you’ll notice that he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem’s within two months! It was actually an outstanding feat to achieve in that era of history: read further and notice how Nehemiah’s character and integrity stood out. While many of his peers indulged in fattening their pockets – by lending money at extremely exorbitant rates (which people couldn’t repay), he cautioned them to do the right thing so that the favor of God would come on their nation (read Nehemiah 5: 9). Furthermore, he said: “I did not act that way. I rather devoted myself towards completing the construction of the wall” (Nehemiah 5: 15 – 16). Later on, the character of the greedy merchants was found wanting, and their talent and business lost appeal and success at the same time. If you want to develop an attractive character and maintain success, do what is right, and just, as you keep on working out that talent.