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Being Young At Heart

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Many of us remember the song, Young at Heart, which states:

Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart… and life gets more exciting with each passing day…

As Christians we don’t live in fairy tales, we live faith tales – we have adventures in faith. The idea of a young heart is true, though. Maintaining a “young at heart” attitude is very important. Your entire life actually depends on your living “young at heart” and realizing that life can and does get more exciting with each passing day – if you allow it to.  

It is up to YOU.

First off, did you know God’s ideal for humans to age to is 120? Did you know science* has been proving that soon most humans will live to – yep – 120 – and live it very well? Living healthy, productive lives? Do you realize that 80-ish is dying too young?

While doing some research, I came across this statement: “New adventures await everyone, regardless of age.”  Did you get that? …regardless of age.  With the right attitude you’ve got a lot of living to do, with adventures in faith!

People who think OLD are people who begin to tell “old” jokes, complaining about “brain farts” (times you might forget something), thinking they’re being funny. They do not realize how dangerous that is. Even if you retire from a particular job, your attitude doesn’t have to be: “IT’S OVER.”

Think of these two extremes:  My dad, due to new company policies, was force-retired at the age of 63. He wasn’t ready. He almost got sucked into depression, but he wasn’t a negative person. He was offered a temporary job in the same field he worked in previously and took it. That temporary job turned into a permanent job that lasted another 19 years before he moved on to heaven at 82.

He was fulfilled, youthful, happy, and satisfied (Psalms 91:16a). He was productive and helped others. He lived another 19 years active, healthy, energetic, and he blessed those of us around him. He lived “young at heart”.

On the opposite end, I had a friend confess to me, “I’m getting so old and I just can’t move like I used to” when she turned 35. The sad thing is that now, over 20 years later, that friend IS old. She had sickness slow her down. Her joints began aching. She was no longer energetic. She began having trouble thinking coherently.

Every negative statement she made in her 30’s, manifested. The more she confessed negative age-related, health-related statements, the more everything began going downhill . She lived what she confessed. Realize, she said negative things and made old jokes all the time. She was not “young at heart”.

Proverbs 23:7, Easy to Read translation: The tongue can speak words that bring life or death. Those who love to talk must be ready to accept what it brings.

All throughout the Bible God says that what you think about, what you focus on, what you surround yourself with, that is what you will become. What you think and speak is far more vital than most people believe. What you think and talk about will lead to life or lead to death.

If you want to live young at heart, to live a long, healthy, prosperous life, if you want to be able to attack those new adventures that await you no matter what your age, then be sure and guard your mouth. Watch what you read, watch, and hear. Examine your associations and cut out any that are negative and stressful.

Choose to think about and speak LIFE into your own life! BE young at heart!

“And if you should survive to 105, / Look at all you’ll derive out of being alive! / And here is the best part, you have a head start / If you are among the very young at heart.…”

Genesis 6:3
2 Cor 4 16
Proverbs 23:7
Proverbs 18:21
Deuteronomy 30:19
Psalm 91:16

*Google “live to 120” – there are over 531,000,000 results; articles, websites, etc. My article was by Yahoo! Health over 15 years ago.

“And if you should survive to 105, / Look at all you’ll derive out of being alive! / And here is the best part, you have a head start / If you are among the very young at heart.…”

Scriptures:
Genesis 6:3
2 Cor 4 16
Proverbs 23:7
Proverbs 18:21
Deuteronomy 30:19
Psalm 91:16

*Google “live to 120” – there are over 531,000,000 results; articles, websites, etc. My article was by Yahoo! Health over 10 years ago

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