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Life would be dramatically different for us if we were born even just 20 years earlier, or 20 years later. And sometimes it’s tempting to believe our life would be better if we were born at a different time. But we were born the year we were born and God has his reasons for giving us the time and place he did.

Sometimes we look back and wish we were born in earlier and simpler times.

All our modern conveniences have also seemed to make life more complex. And many things that were taken for granted in previous generations are now openly debated in the public square.

With many now questioning what has been considered self-evident truths, this desire to be born in an earlier time makes sense.

On the other hand, there are also many times in which we look at the younger generation and wish we knew at their age what we know now.  We see their life full of potential and wish we had more time to fulfill the desires of our heart.

We’re confident if we were just a bit younger we could then make the impact we long to make in our life and relationships.

But either way, we were not born earlier or later. We were born the year were born and this is part of God’s plan for our life.

Whatever he’s called us to do is to be accomplish in the generation he has given us.

Certainly, we can and should learn from previous generations. But we’ve been uniquely prepared and called to wrestle with the issues of our day. And longing for the good old days neglects our responsibility for today.

Likewise, while we might not have the energy of youth, our aged wisdom allows us to continue making a meaningful impact throughout our remaining time in this life.

In the end, learn to accept the year you were born and faithfully serve the generation God has given you. You were born for such a time as this.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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