Age in no way defines who I am. The hair may be thinner, the neck not as tight as it used to be but there is a joy of accepting myself for the woman God has purposed me to be. I continue to be thankful for the blessings and the trials of over 68 years of life!
As we grow older, we should begin to focus not only on the now but instead the focus is on being Heaven bound. This world is not our final home. If we know Christ, we know we have “an inheritance that will never perish, spoil or fade –kept in heaven for you”. (1Peter 1:4).
Time management is important as we reach our senior years. Remember to – slow down, breathe and reflect on life. Ephesians 5:15-17, “15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Take time to smell the flowers. Dance!! Embrace the life God has given you here on this earth.
Encourage the younger women
Titus 2:3 Older women1 likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
The older women must take responsibility for teaching younger women, or it probably won’t happen. Many younger women don’t respect older women and what they have to offer. While many older women are self-absorbed and lack interest in women outside their family and church circle. There is much Godly wisdom and knowledge that can be shared between the two generations. It should be a reversed mentoring opportunity. An excellent example of reverse mentoring in the bible is found in the story of Ruth and Naomi.
Deeper Appreciate of taking care of the Mind, Body and Soul
I find that it is a priority now to care for my physical and mental health. By way of nature, the body begins to deteriorate in some areas (e.g. Bones). It becomes important to stay in good physical shape in order to keep the heart beating, the mind sharp and the bones and muscles strong.
1Cor 6:19-20 tells us our bodies are a temple that should be available to serve God.
Thank you, God that I am fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14 – even as I age – thank you that you continue to watch over me.
Don’t allow past mistakes or people to hold you hostage
Face those past mistakes in your life and be honest…confront the issues….ask for forgiveness but then ..move ON!
It’s time to reverse your mentality and look at your mistakes, and failures from a positive perspective. What didn’t kill you made you stronger by the grace of God!
Lastly, focus on how you want to be remembered. Can you imagine if you had to write your own obituary…wow! What would it say?