When we grow older, our self worth tends to decline. Unfortunately when you pass retirement age, there is a certain amount of discrimination in our country. People who have amazing life skills and experience often have little value in a society of young whippersnappers. (Did I really say that?)
When you’re resume` is chock full of experience, you may get an interview, but chances are you’re considered over qualified, unfit the job. or they think it’s a waste of time to train and old dog new tricks.
There are many countries that place the elderly in high esteem, while in the United States we generally look at age differently. God doesn’t look at us this way. Even though our prime has packed its bags and left for good, we continue to have both purpose and value to Him. There’s a reason He continues to breathe life into us. It’s up to us to find out how He intends to use our abilities for the rest of our days.
Lord, as I see myself growing older day by day, help me realize that I still have a reason to be alive.. I want others of my age to know that too. We have an important place in the scheme of things until the day you carry us home to heaven. Give me the right words to help others see what you’ve done for them and how special they are to you. Amen!