Sent on October 19, 2016
Greetings to all:
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
That’s an interesting statement because if you might have been a practicing medical doctor and you’re 90 years old and haven’t started medical school yet then maybe it’s too late for what you might have been.
But suppose “what you might have been” has more to do with who you are as a person rather than what you have done or are presently doing. Then, my friends it’s never too late to be what you might have been. Ok Pastor Bill, what are you talking about?
The One who created us has a specific plan for each one of us. He designed us for a purpose and predestined us to take on the life and characteristics of Jesus. To have the nature of God in our lives does not come from a lifelong exercise of discipline towards reaching a goal but it is something that comes from making a decision to be born into God’s family.
There may be many things that we can learn and grow by through many years of experience but to have the nature of God residing on the inside is not one of them. The Apostle Peter said that we are partakers of the divine nature. We don’t get that through effort but through submission. Submission to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Romans 8:29 says, “For whom He foreknew (that’s you), He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He (Jesus) might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
No matter what stage of life you are at, being what God has determined for you can be realized in Jesus. God’s greatest plan for you is to be in harmony with the image of Jesus.
After considering these thoughts we realize that “it is never too late to be what we might have been.”
Love to all… pb
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