Some time ago I enjoyed a conversation with a delightful person interested in our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program. The only concern was that he was pushing closer to eighty years old. He wondered if there was an entrance age limit.
I listened carefully to his concern and after a short pause I questioned.
“Do you know Dr. P. — Dr. Dwight Pentecost?”
“Of course!” He said.
“Do you know how old Dr. Pentecost is?” I asked.
To which he replied, “I have no idea, but he must be getting up there.”
“He is in his nineties.” I smiled, placing my hand on his shoulder. “And he continues to teach and preach at the seminary.”
“Yes. So do you know what that means?” The dear brother knew where I was going. “That means you’re still quite young!”
While aging certainly has its limitations and adjustments it doesn’t have to inhibit spiritual growth or fruitful personal ministry.
Aging converges significant experiences, strategic focus, spiritual maturity, unusual insight and godly wisdom that offers a powerful edge to accomplish all that God wants in such a way to shape future generations and even eternity.
Perhaps your present limitations may actually be your greatest asset. Have you ever considered that this might be your finest hour?