Week #45: It's not too late ...
November 5, 2007
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This week's newsletter is a reminder - a message I wrote in 2006. Enjoy!
This Week's Topic: It's not too late ...
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."
- Proverbs 16:9
a recent radio interview, a caller asked me if it was too late – in her
forties – to change careers and pursue something for which she is
passionate. “It’s never too late,” I told her. “If you feel led in a
new direction, make a plan to transition and go for it!” Her call came
as no surprise. Many of you – some in your twenties, others in your
sixties – have sent me emails wondering if it’s too late to make a
change – too late to change jobs, save a relationship or plan for
This week, I challenge you to let go of the idea
that it’s too late to change the course of your life. In a world that
pressures us to believe everything must happen in a compressed time
frame, it can feel as though it is “against the rules” to follow a path
that is outside the norm. It can especially feel like it is
unacceptable to change your mind about what you want in life. But
often, God will lead you in a new direction once you’ve learned all
that you were supposed to learn at a particular stage in your life.
Your experiences have developed you into a unique person whose path
does not look like anyone else’s – nor should it. Even when you've made
mistakes, it is not too late to learn from your mistakes and make a
change for the better.
What have you previously decided it was
too late for you to do? Is it time to reconsider? Let this message
rekindle your desire for change. Give yourself permission to dream a
bigger dream and walk a divinely-inspired path that is uniquely your
It’s not too late to try something new. In fact, life
becomes stagnant when you get stuck in a rut. It’s tempting to give up
on the idea that you could have what you really want in your life, but
you don’t have to give in to that temptation. Your journey becomes
richer and more joyful when you remain open to your possibilities. Here
are a few things it’s not too late for you to do. Print it out and add
a few items of your own if you wish.
It’s not too late for you to:
- Apologize to someone you hurt.
- Forgive someone who hurt you.
- Plan a trip to your dream destination.
- Have children (even if it’s biologically impossible, the child you were meant to raise may be waiting to be adopted by you.)
- Start saving for retirement.
- Start taking better care of yourself.
- Turn your finances around.
- Deepen your relationship with God.
- Change your attitude or your perspective on life.
have you deemed it too late to do? How would it feel for you to
experience that opportunity after all? What will you do to move towards
My challenge to you this week:
Make a decision to open your mind to new possibilities. Take a step in the direction of your potential.
Until next time ...
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