Colonel Harlan Sanders began his Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in his 60s
Etiquette maven Emily Post didn’t write her first etiquette book until she was in her 50s
Painter Grandma Moses didn’t pick up a paint brush until her 70s, and wasn’t discovered until her 80s. She was 101 when she died.
Ian Fleming (James Bond fame) didn’t write his first novel until age 45.
Buckminster Fuller, who invented the geodesic dome, wasn’t recognized until his 50s
Julia Child (French cookbook author) was in her 50s before she began her TV career.
In his mid-50s Taikichiro Mori founded the business that made him, for a year or two, the richest man in the world.
Ronald Reagan, a former actor, union leader and corporate spokesman, was first elected to public office at 55 when he became Governor of California and was the oldest man elected (70) as U.S. President at that time.
Richard Farnsworth (of 1985 Anne of Green Gables fame) became an full-time actor at age 57 after 40 years as a stunt man.
What do these people have in common? They walked in their dreams – some very late in life, others a bit earlier (30’s 40’s). What is my point? It is NEVER too late.
Leland and I are at the beginning of a new adventure of faith with God. He put us here, in the beginning stages, in a dream Leland has had for over 20 years.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (KJV)
No matter which translation you read, you will find that God has put in each and every person an amazing plan for our lives.
(HCSB) “For I know the plans I have for you”–this is the LORD’s declaration–“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
(MSG) I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
(CEV) I will bless you with a future filled with hope a future of success, not of suffering.
God’s plan is for our well being and peace, a future of success, not evil, not disaster, not suffering!! He wants us to enjoy success in our life here on earth!
Ask and God will show you and bring you to the right pathway to this perfect plan for your life. In this pathway there is no death – no death of relationships, no death of dreams, no death of visions, no death of finances, and no death of health.
It is NEVER too late to get on the right pathway that leads to the perfect place and plan God has for you. I shared some people who started and achieved success late in life simply to show you that there is NO age barrier to walking in the plan God has for your life. It’s waiting for you. Ask Him!
The important thing is to stay hooked up to Him and He will get you there.