Effects of Aging – Responding positively
Help others - In our culture, aging is often seen as a disadvantage, but in many other cultures aging is a sign of strength and wisdom. A person who has lived for many years has tremendous resources that younger people don’t have. Older people have the benefit of life experience and the many lessons learned. This trait becomes invaluable for those around them. Please don’t underestimate what you can give to others. Ask God to guide you to people who will benefit from the wisdom and love you have to offer. “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
Develop new interests. Get involved in service projects, volunteer in a school, enroll in a class. Join a church ministry and interact with others. Occupy your mind and time. Often, the more involved you are, the more fulfilled you will be.
Draw near to God. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We can trust Him through every chapter of our lives. He can relate to all our struggles because He walked on this earth. He is compassionate and His mercies are new every morning. Cling to Him and get to know Him better. Your relationship with Him will deepen and grow sweeter. “I will be your God throughout your lifetime, until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you” (Isaiah 46:4). The effects of aging depends on your outlook on life and aging. Proverbs 16:31 says “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.” God has a very special place in His heart for those you are aging. He knows you are of great worth and value. Try to look at yourself and your age through God’s eyes.