What goals do you have for 2015? Go ahead, take a few seconds to think about the question. What’s that? You think you are too old or it is too late for you to do your dreams?
I’ve listed several examples of men and women who didn’t believe they were too old to go for and achieve their dreams. They went for it. They achieved their dreams.
“The world stands aside,” said David Jordan, “to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” This applies to those, who learn where they are going late in life as well as for the young.
At 40, James Michener published his first book. He authored more than 50 titles – 26 historical fiction novels, 31 nonfiction books, and 13 of his works were adapted into TV mini series or made into movies.
At age 53, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister.
At 65, Winston Churchill became British prime minister for the first time and started the epic struggle against Hitler. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 at age 79 for his many published works, especially his six-volume set The Second World War. He wrote the six volume set when he was in his 70’s without any help or ghost writers. The photo is of Sir Winston Churchill.
At 69, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States. He served two terms. He was 77 years old when he completed his second term in office.
At 70 and again at 80 and 90, former President of the USA George H.W. Bush parachuted out of an airplane.
At 72, Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel.
At 75, Ed Delano of California bicycled 3100 miles in 33 days to attend his 50th college reunion in Worcester, Massachusetts.
At 80, Grandma Moses, who had started painting in her late 70s, had her first one-woman show.
At 80, Winston Churchill returned to the House of Commons as a member of parliament and exhibited 62 of his paintings.
At 81, Benjamin Franklin skillfully mediated between disagreeing factions at the U. S. Constitutional Convention.
At 96, George C. Selbach scored a 110-yard hole-in-one at Indian River, Michigan.
On his 100th birthday, ragtime pianist Eubie Blake exclaimed, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
How about you? Have you slowed down, packed it in, given up, and checked out? If I know the Father, I know that He has something wonderful still in store for you! It’s never too late. Why don’t you call God up and ask Him what that might be. His number is Jeremiah 33:3 “Call upon Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know!”
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