We continue along with our study and discussion of chapters 9 & 10 in Without Rival by Lisa Bevere.
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis
The quote above is how Lisa Bevere starts off her concluding chapter in Without Rival. The quote really made me think….as a thirty-two year old in youth and young adult ministry, there are an increasing number of moments when I feel incredibly seasoned in my years. Sounds silly, doesn’t it? A thirty-two year old feeling old at such a young age.
The bible tells us that Noah was approximately five hundred years old when he first began building the ark. Scholars say that construction of the ark took an additional one hundred years to complete, landing noah on the ark during the flood around six hundred years old. Noah had a dream, a divine calling, and his age was no match for the purpose God burned in his heart. His trust in God’s direction has been an inspiration for hundreds of generations.
Why do we give up so easily? Why do we discount our God-given abilities and allow culture to dictate that we are getting too old to have a purpose?
I believe that it’s time that we ask God what it is He would have us do—and then with an open and willing heart answer the call. C.S. Lewis said it so well, “We are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” Dream big, sister friend! God’s power is perfected in your weaknesses, let Him work in and through you to make changes that will last for generations to come.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” —2 Corinthians 12:9
Please choose one of the questions from our conversation cafe and answer it in the comment section below.
- When is the last time you dreamed a God-inspired dream?
- If God has already give you a dream, will you persevere to its completion?
- Encourage someone who is living out their God-inspired dream today!