It’s Never Too Late

It’s never too late to become what you might have been. – George Eliot

These days, I’m all about the inspiration. The act of acknowledging what is now and embracing what can be. So when I literally stumbled onto this quote, it captured a resolve. A resolution from a heart which once said, “I no longer want to live my life this way.” A heart that welcomed U-turns, embraced truth over years of life-crippling lies, and accepted forgiveness from a redeeming Savior.

Is it too late to become what you might have been?

…let me answer that with a short life story.

I was a complacent child growing up, but I had a secret passion. I loved reading and writing. Such pastimes brought me solace and security amidst the domestic violence and sexual molestation which plagued my youth. Although I managed to navigate through the childhood treachery, I had long traded my big-idea dreams just to survive the nightmares, until one day.

One day, I became re-acquainted with a Savior…The Savior. He took me to a dictionary. I looked up, Savior – a person who rescues another from harm, danger or loss. Then, He ushered me back to His Word. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” {Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5b}  He comforted and assured me through tears, bitterness, frustration…

…innocence loss and anger.

In the process, His peace replaced my pain through these Words: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.” {John 14:27}

You see, with God’s perfect peace, it is never too late to become what you might have been. But are you willing to re-acquaint yourself with the Savior who wants to usher you back to who you are? I can attest you are not the lies that bind you to your past. You are not – nor will you ever be…

  • worthless – Colossians 3:12 says you are “God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved.”
  • weak – Ephesians 6:10 says to “be strong in the Lord.”
  • accused – Romans 8:1 says you are free from condemnation.
  • good for nothing – Ephesians 2:10 says “we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

The One who rescues from harm, danger and loss is the One who says it is never, ever too late to become what you might have been. So become the person He created you to be.


Today’s Post is shared by: Doris Cush.  A writer and speaker, Doris Cush provides true-life musings on her blog,  She infuses humor, encouragement and a bit of “real talk” around life’s common misconceptions. Called to inspire weary women (Isaiah 50:4), she’s on a quest to reveal the God purpose in every moment, step and day. Connect with Doris through her website or find her on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.


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