|Posted on May 12, 2018 at 9:40 AM|
Does Age Matter? I Say NO!!
All my life, people have seen me as a lot younger than I am and that's when looking at my physical appearance. I'm way past 20 years old and people still say "You look 16 or maybe 18." The bad thing about that is, some people tend to think that what they see on the outside means I'm not mature, qualified or blessed and able enough to fulfill a task and do it well. Well, I've come to shatter that ageist mindset in the name of Jesus!
In the past 18 months (I've been a Published Author for 18 months and released 3 books) I've been asked about my age more so than ever before. I don't know if it's because of the titles and the contents of my books, but it seems to be what everyone wants to know. I want to prove that age is nothing but a number! You can achieve great things and change the world at any age.
In my opinion, age is only a restriction when it comes to things that relate to the law, like driving, traveling alone, buying certain things, watching certain films etc. Young and old people are powerful beyond what their minds can even imagine, so don't let being young mean you can't do it and don't let being older mean you won't do it. YOU CAN DO IT!
Let no man despise his youth - it doesn't matter how old or young you are (if you're an older male or female and you're starting a new venture, GREAT! You have knowledge and wisdom from other areas that you can use to contribute to this path. If you're young and fresh, go and keep on going. Don't be intimidated by older generations; you have new, brilliant and innovative ideas that the world needs. If God is calling you to do something, be confident and keep going, don't stop on the account of your age, or how people will react to it.
Think about all that you can accomplish, God used people of all ages throughout the Bible. Read the book of Numbers and see how old they were, look at how old Abraham, Sarah and Noah were. Look at how young David was and Jesus was when He was found in the temple full of wisdom. There are major advantages of being young and looking young (I give credit to my mum and dad for the young genes that I have inherited, BUT I give major credit to God for all that I have achieved before reaching 30.)
Job 32:6 and onwards
Always respect your elders. Don't be afraid to ask them for advice.
Never feel inferior because someone older than you is doing something in the same arena - you could trump them.
You can have a wise spirit and a new and creative perspective on how to get things done that will benefit you.
Appreciate the people that have gone before you and be grateful for them.
Don't be afraid to do things differently. Use the skills you have, the knowledge of the new generation and technology to give you an advantage. Realise that there is a great deal at the touch of a screen or a click of a button.
Use your energy and your zeal to connect with people and build like never before.
Take opportunities that come your way - socialise and seize the day.
You can make a difference where ever you are in the world, no matter how old you are.
I was interviewed about my book and my faith life at a women's ministry event and the spotlight was on my age. I wasn't at all disrespected or insulted by it, but the way I spoke, carried myself and the knowledge and things that I shared, how I interacted with the audience proved that I didn't have to be 50 years old. I could be my tender little age, doing exactly what I was doing and you can too. Oh and by the way, the whole audience was older than me. I was the youngest person in the room, but I was on the pannel. VIDEO BELOW.
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