Bill told his buddy, “There are three signs of old age. The first is memory loss. And well…I forgot the other two.”
There are actually quite a number of signs you are getting older. They start making your shoes heavier for one thing. And it takes longer to rest than it does to get tired. You are now cautioned to slow down, not by the police, but by your doctor.
It’s true, your body and mind do begin to lose traction with age. The writer of Ecclesiastes gave a description of the aging process in chapter 12 which includes the advice to “remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come.”
Your body, like everything else on planet earth, is winding down and wearing out. You will most likely have less energy next year than you have now. That’s why no matter what stage of life you are in, you need to give today’s energy toward something that matters, something that redeems the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.