At what age do you stop dreaming?  Are you past the prime of your life at 50, 60, or 70 years?  How old is too old to do something new?  At what point is it just too late to be successful?  The answer is, never.

Success can be achieved at almost any age.  Here are some amazing people who never saw real success until well past the age of 40.  Prepare to be inspired.

1.  Martha Stewart

Stewart had previously worked on Wall Street and owned a Connecticut catering company, but her real success did not come until after the age of 41 with the publication of her first book, Entertaining, and the launch of Martha Stewart Living seven years later.

2.  Sam Walton

Although he’d owned a small chain of discount stores, Walton opened the first true Wal-Mart in 1962, when he was 44.

3.  Donald Fisher

At age 41, after a series of business ventures, Fisher and his wife founded The Gap.  It’s now a $16 billion a year company with more than 3,200 locations worldwide.

4.  John Glenn

Glenn was a formerly a Marine Corps aviator, going on to become an engineer, astronaut, and United States senator.  He was selected as one of the “Mercury Seven” group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America’s first astronauts.  He was 40 when he flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth.  At 77, he became the oldest person to fly in space, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs.  He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

5.  Ronald Reagan

Reagan was an American politician and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.  To date, Reagan is the oldest person elected to the office of the presidency, at age 69 and the oldest president at the time of inauguration (at 69 years, 341 days).

And lastly, look at Moses. 

Moses’ Hebrew mother, Jochebed, secretly hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites.  Pharaoh’s daughter found him and adopted him.  He grew up in the palace living a life of luxury.  He was 40 years in Egypt, but fled after killing an Egyptian slavemaster who was beating a Hebrew.

Moses went to live in the wilderness of Midian, where he encountered God speaking to him from within a “burning bush” which was not consumed by the fire.

Sometimes it’s in the most unexpected and darkest moments of our life that God chooses to speak to us.

God sent Moses back to Egypt to demand the release of the Israelites from slavery.  Moses was 80 at the time God called him to “go” and changed the direction of his life and the Israelites.  Moses went from being the “Prince of Egypt” to “The Deliverer” of God’s chosen people.

You’re never too old for God to use you.

When God calls out to you and you respond you will never be the same.

God can change your direction.

God can change your perspective.

God can change your understanding.

God can change your priorities.


One touch from God can change your life forever.


You’re never too old for God to use you.


The Voice





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