Skip to content

Let's leave it up to God to decide.

By Jackie Stammen
1/10/2014 (3 years ago)
Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

Quit putting limits on yourself and on others.

I really, really, really dislike when people say things like:

'You're too young.'
'You're too old.'
'You don't have enough experience.'
'You need to live a few more years first.'

Jesus died for our sins.

Jesus died for our sins.

Highlights

By Jackie Stammen
Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)
1/10/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: too old, too young, Jesus was 30, no limits


LOS ANGELES, CA - I guess in some cases these things might matter. For example, when speaking of the laws we have in place for the driving age or drinking age or other things of that nature...although even those can be debated.

However, if we're speaking in regard to what we are able to accomplish, using our talents, trying something new, etc... then this phrases REALLY irks me.

You know why?

Did any of those things matter to Jesus?

Can you imagine saying to Jesus, "you're too young to be the Messiah," or "I don't think you have enough experience being the Messiah yet." It's laughable to think we'd question Him in that way.

Jesus was 30 when He began his ministry and performed His first miracle publicly. He spent only 3 years on earth performing all the miracles we hear about in the Gospels. Then, at the very young age of 33, He submitted to the will of the Father and died on a cross for the salvation of all souls.

The Healing of the Cripple of Bethesda


Was Jesus too young? Too old? Did He have too little experience? Did He need to live a little more life prior to the crucifixion?

NO - His age, experience and the timing of all the events in His life came in perfect time... according to God.

You might say, 'yeah, but that was Jesus and none of us are Jesus.' True, but who are you to decide what God can or cannot do with someone? Quit putting limits on yourself and on other people.

Quit telling people they are 'too ________' - whatever it may be!!!!

Let's leave it up to God as to how much experience or years of life are needed to accomplish great things... or anything for that matter!

Laughs and Love,
Jackie:-)

Share your story with me! Have you ever been told you were too old or young or didn't have enough experience or perhaps even had too much experience? Post your story below!

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...


Comments


More Blog

In Christ Alone Watch

Image of

People look for hope in many places. Some look to drugs or alcohol. Some seek companionships in various forms, - respectable and not so ... continue reading


Post-Election Peace

Image of

Post-Election Peace. These days, there is so much worldly turbulence that it can seem hard to find common ground with others, even those we ... continue reading


Now Is The Time Watch

Image of

The song "Now Is The Time" by Tom Kendzia is an interesting song written from the perspective of a discussion with God. Of course, ... continue reading


Don't Tickle My Ears - Tell me the Truth

Image of

After reading a recent syndicated column in my Diocesan newspaper, I could not remain silent. The columnist, Father Ron Rolheiser, a ... continue reading


How Great Is Our God Watch

Image of

Christ Tomlin has penned the song "How Great Is Our God," describing the wonder and beauty of our God. In keeping with Chris's usual strong ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.