There are few things that break my heart more than talking to a woman who wants more out of her life but feels it’s too late.


I was talking with a woman from church last year and she heard that I help women find and fulfill their God given purpose. She was so excited to share with me what she felt God purposed her for. I could sense the excitement in her voice and the passion in her eyes. I was getting excited for her.


Then, a split second later, she summed it all up with, “But I’m too old. There’s no point.”


It was as if the life had drained out of her and no amount of encouragement or questioning would revive her. Her dream was dead. And instead of believing that God can bring dry bones to life, she found comfort in burying those bones so deep that they would never rise again.


While I can understand why someone later in life might think that their best years are behind them, I have proof that God’s plan and purpose will ALWAYS come to pass.

All He needs from us is a willingness.


Who are you to say what’s too old? What if you have five years left in you? Wouldn’t you want those years to be lived being the best you possible? Now worse, what if you’re having those same thoughts in your 40s or 50s? May I remind you that the average life span is well into the 80s now. That’s another 30-40 years. Are you okay with living the next 40 years the way you are now?

Abraham was 100 hundred years old when he and Sarah gave birth to Isaac. Moses was 80 years old when God used him to free the Israelites from slavery. Joshua was in his 70s when he entered the Promised Land. Even Jesus was 33 when His ministry started; it only lasted three more years on this earth. But look at the legacy he left!

How is God looking to use you?

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

— Isaiah 40:31

Your purpose will come to pass.

Whether you are 28 or 88, it’s not too late.

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18 replies
  1. Maribel O'Neill
    Maribel O'Neill says:

    I am reading “Inner Voice” I can relate to many of the questions and examples you shared. Thank you for letting me upload it to my phone. My desire is to write a book but I’m stuck ?

  2. Kris Reece
    Kris Reece says:

    Continue to press into the discovery process and you’re breakthrough will happen! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Robert
    Robert says:

    This is a great reminder and encouraging post. I know I often wonder whether I’ll fulfil my purpose, even though I know how old some of these biblical heroes were. When you’re in your trial, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  4. Kris Reece
    Kris Reece says:

    you’re right, it can be hard when we’re in a trial, but I found that my trials actually led to my purpose. I pray the same for you Robert. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

  5. Vickie Munton
    Vickie Munton says:

    It’s never too late! I have eleven beautiful grandbabies and I want my life to be an example to them of God’s love and grace and mercy–Purpose too often is seen as some grand scheme, when in reality it is all about obedience. Being faithful in the mundane, the routine, the seemingly insignificant. God’s plans and purposes for us are revealed in heaven’s throne room–and we just walk in faith trusting that He is working “all things together for His good”.

  6. Anna
    Anna says:

    Thank you! This is such a good encouragement to me to be bold in stepping out and following God’s purpose for my life. I’m only 22 so I don’t feel I’m too old but I’ve certainly been held back before by doubts and second-guessing my capabilities. But if we’re in God’s plan then He will give us the strength to fulfill our purpose in Him.

  7. Christa
    Christa says:

    Thank you so much for this encouragement. I ask myself these questions all the time. Your words have given me hope and motivation!

  8. Alanna
    Alanna says:

    Hi Kris,
    Thanks for your post. I believe God called me to be a singer but after he did that I started to lose my voice continually and in this time have been writing songs for about 4 years. I’m already 31 and feel called to do secular as well as Christian music but I feel like I am too old for the music industry. Health-wise also, I would need a miracle and full recovery in order to actually have any career in my life. I feel like quitting and constantly think that I just have no purpose in my life and everything God ever said to me is just wrong. Every time i think about quitting music, I just can’t, because it’s like a burning desire in my heart that never goes away. What should I do? I wrestle with this conflict daily and find myself hating myself and my desire for something that doesn’t seem really possible

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