It’s Never Too Late

Thomas Jefferson CemeteryCertain things are worth doing regardless of when they get done

It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Tom Robbins

It’s never too late to give up our prejudices. Thoreau

It’s never too late to mend your way. American Proverb

   We measure Life too much against the clock. Things need to be done by certain points in time. If we fail to get it done by an imposed deadline, there is often a sense of failure, disappointment and even punishment; even if it was something very important and worthy of celebrating. Getting things done according to schedule may be desirable. It is almost never too late to hang in there and get certain things done no matter how long it takes.

     High school graduation normally occurs at the age of seventeen to eighteen. It is an important event that acknowledges the acquiring of some needed life skills and basic education. Some do not graduate on time and eventually go on to get their GED diplomas; some never do. Some may be late according to normal, but it is still an important event. It is never too late to accomplish anything so important or worthwhile. There are those who go to college later in life, go back to finish; and some who do not even start on degrees until late in life. It is never too late to do something worthwhile. Life has its share of disappointments. Many suffer unhappy marriages, unsuccessful careers, and search in vain for meaning or purpose. There is always the ongoing quest of looking for joy and happiness. It is never too late to find these things, no matter the age, or how long it takes.

     Many of life’s quests have multiple steps and many requirements. This includes such elements as completing certain prerequisites; overcoming obstacles, and learning and understanding certain things before tasks can be finished. Some things do not come together until the timing is right, necessary steps have been taken, and all the required pieces come together. It cannot happen before. A caterpillar does not become a butterfly until timing is right. We march to different drummers, keep time in different time zones; choose different paths and experience life from different perspectives. We have different learning curves and do not have to do things the same way or at the same time. For many issues, it is not so important that we get something done according to someone else’s schedule; what is really important is that it gets done, no matter how long it may take. It is never too late to accomplish things that are really worthy of our perseverance and commitment.

Challenge: You are unique and no other is like you. What you must do, experience, and learn to fulfill your destiny and potential are uniquely yours. Of course, there is something to be said for getting things done as soon as possible; but timing is probably secondary to the importance of getting it done. In many respects, it matters most that you get it done, not when you do it. Do not give up your dreams or your quests. It is never too late. 

Wisdom: It is never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot

Spiritual: (NIV)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up Galatians 6:9

But he who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13

You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Psalm 128:2

In the spiritual sense, as far as we know, it is not over until it is over. It is never too late to come to the wisdom that life without God is a losing proposition. It does not matter so much when we realize this as long as we finally do. The important thing is; we transform ourselves from the caterpillar stage into the beautiful butterfly. This is something that only can be done with God being involved in our transformation.


Prayer: Help me to become the butterfly that you designed me do be.


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