“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.” 1 Corinthians 13: 11 NIV
I’m not too old to watch cartoons. I’m not too old for big fluffy slippers. I’m not too old to catch a snowflake on the tip of my tongue. I’m not too old to throw my head back and laugh at the top of my lungs. I’m not too old to count the stars. I’m not too old to chase butterflies. Even though I may look crazy, I’m not too old dance in the rain. I’m not too old to cry. I’m not too old to accept sound advice, even if it comes from an unexpected source.
I am, however, too old to withhold my forgiveness. I’m too old to allow anger to rule my life. I’m too old to not accept God’s healing. I’m too old to worry about what man thinks of me. I’m too old to keep trying to prove to the world that I’m worthy. I’m too old to walk in fear. I’m too old to not accept responsibility when I make mistakes.
I’ve been blessed to live long enough to learn to trust God in all situations. I’ve learned to stay in praise even when I don’t feel like it. I’ve learned that even though I fall sometimes, God is still there to pick me back up. I’ve learned to step out on faith. I’ve learned that God truly loves me. There are so many people who will not be given the chance to learn these things. They will not be given a chance to grow older. If you’re one of the people blessed with this knowledge, share it with someone else and thank God.