“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers”. (Genesis 17:1-2)
Can you imagine God calling you at 99-years-old? Our culture has sentenced 99-year-old people to either a hospital or a nursing home. Age was not a limiting factor to God.
Abram was actually called by God at 75-years-old.
“So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.” (Genesis 12:4)
I posted a blog yesterday about how God was moving mightily among teenagers and young adults in our nation. He is also calling the older generation – the Abrams who have raised their families or built successful careers – to lead. You may be ready to retire or fantasizing about sitting in a lawn chair with the waves lapping against you on the beach.
Or you’ve poured your life out to your family and think it’s time for you to rest. You’re calling or ministry may just be getting started. Your age doesn’t disqualify you from being called by God. He is calling you now. Will you answer?