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Who Says It’s Too Late?
By Joel Osteen - Mar 05, 2021
We all have things that we're believing for--dreams to come to pass, problems to turn around. We've been praying, standing in faith, but nothing is happening. Now it seems as though it's too late to have a baby, too late to start the business, or too late to break the addiction. But many times God waits on purpose until the obstacle is too big, so when He turns it around there won't be any doubt that it was His favor, His healing, His power that's making a way where there was no way. Don't be discouraged when it seems too late--you're in prime position for God to show out in your life.

When God told Abraham that he and Sarah were going to finally have a baby, "Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, 'Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?'"(Genesis 17:17). Both of them were long past the age of producing a child. Sometimes God puts promises in our heart that are so big, so out of the ordinary, that all we can do is laugh. But God had not miscalculated. He had everything strategically planned down to the smallest detail. God on purpose waited for the odds to be against them.

Maybe God has put promises in your heart that seem too late. You don't see how you can get well, how your child can get back on course, or how you'll meet the right person. But God didn't miscalculate. When thoughts tell you that it's too late and it's never going to happen, let that go in one ear and out the other. God is faithful. What He promised you is still en route. You may not see any sign of it, every circumstance says there's no way, but things are happening that you can't see. In the unseen realm, God is lining up the healing, the favor, the good breaks--they're already on your schedule--just as He did for Abraham and Sarah. Genesis 21:2 says, "Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him." It's all in His timing.

Don't be impatient. If it hasn't happened yet, it wasn't supposed to happen yet. Keep honoring God and every blessing that has your name on it is coming in. People can't stop it, bad breaks can't stop it, age can't stop it, the economy can't stop it, and forces of darkness can't stop it. He can bring dead dreams, dead relationships, dead finances, and dead health back to life. When it's your time, God will resurrect everything you need. Get ready for it.
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