The law in many places says you must be twenty-one or older to do certain things. Whether it’s securing a loan, voting, or serving in Congress. The Bible doesn’t have age restrictions.
Moses was 80 years old when God spoke to him out of the burning bush. That event was the beginning of a 40-year ministry. Moses announced plagues, raised his arms, and the Red Sea divided. Then, he struck a rock, and water gushed to quench millions of people’s thirst.
Sarah was 65, and Abraham was 75 (Genesis 12:4) when God announced He would be the beginning of a great nation through them (Genesis 12;2). Years later, Sarah, at the age of 90, and Abraham, at 100, gave birth to their son, Isaac.
Joseph was seventeen when he dreamed that his brothers and parents would be under his leadership. Samuel was a mere lad when God spoke to him in his dreams (I Samuel 3). Josiah was eight years old when he became Israel’s king (II Kings 22:1).
Age is not hindering God from tapping you on the shoulder and saying he wants to use you. The only hindrance to serving God is your heart. Are you willing to serve the Lord and do his will? The Lord’s compassionate guidance will lead you into uncharted territory. An adventure, to say the least. There may be difficulties where he steers you. However, there is this promise. He will never leave you and will equip you for the next opportunity.
One thought to ponder. Age doesn’t matter if you are willing to follow God wherever he leads.