In the Prophet Joel's great prophecy about the outpouring of the Spirit upon ALL of humanity (which Peter quoted on the Day of Pentecost) we find that one aspect of the promise is the restoration of YEARS:
"And I will restore or replace for you the YEARS that the locust has eaten..."
(Joel 2:25 AMP)
The restoration of years...the redemption of time...the ability to live in the now with no regrets, while making the most of today's opportunities...these are all powerful concepts...
Jesus said that the ones who come in at the 11th hour will receive the same wages as those who have worked all day long...Paul told the Ephesians to "redeem the time"...Peter said that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day...George Eliot said that it's never too late to be what you might have been, and I agree with him...
I want to encourage you today with a reminder that God is in the now...He lives in the now...He thinks in the now...I also want to exhort you that it's not too late for your dream to come true, even if it looks as if it is (remember Jesus waited four whole days before raising Lazarus from the dead)...your dream can still experience a resurrection, even if "by now it stinketh"!
It's not too late...you still have time to maximize your potential...don't waste today by living in regret over things that did or didn't happen in your life...now is what matters...that prophecy over your life can still be fulfilled...you can still realize all of your destiny...there's no need to feel sorry for yourself, even if you really think that the parade has already passed you by...tap into the Mind of Christ today, and let it show you a shortcut route to that parade around the next block, and when you find it, get in it and start marching without missing a beat...CARPE DIEM!