Better Late than Not at All!

When it comes to living a lifestyle of Christian discipleship, you may call me a “late bloomer.” Really, really late. Like, so late that it’s sort of embarrassing that it took me this long to get on the right path. Looking back, I’m sometimes saddened by how much time I spent doing my thing instead of the things God had lined up for me to do. How much further down my spiritual journey road could I be if I had just started earlier?

But today, I heard a song on the radio that was evidently written just for me (or by a stalker who has been watching me for way too long)! “Wishful Thinking” by MercyMe helped me feel a lot better about myself. You can watch & listen to “my song” in the video or just read the lyrics below if you don’t have 4 minutes, 53 seconds! But you’ll miss the snappy tune!

Lord is it possible to get this far
And just now understand who You are?
I’m feeling foolish yet relieved as well
‘Cuz what I bought before, I just can’t sell.

But now my eyes are open wide.
If this is wrong
I don’t wanna be right.

Could it be that on my worst day,
How You love me still will not change?
What if it’s really not about
What I do but what you did, oh what if

This ain’t wishful thinking it’s just how it is
This ain’t wishful thinking it’s just how it is

Well, I guess I’m better late than not at all
Or did you plan it this way all along
‘Cuz without suffering grace is hard to see
So maybe I’m right where I’m supposed to be

Thank you MercyMe! Considering the consequences, I guess it really is better to get here late than not at all! Maybe God really did plan it this way all along! Maybe I had to go through all that to appreciate all this. So maybe I am right where I’m supposed to be right now. Thank goodness I lived long enough to get here! Now Lord, please give me a while longer to walk beside You and accomplish the Kingdom work you have put on my path.

If you are a late bloomer too, take heart! Our road may have been more circuitous than others, but that just means we have seen and experienced more, which we can now apply on His behalf! I’m with MercyMe, it’s good to “feel foolish yet relieved as well.”

If you haven’t bloomed yet, don’t worry—it’s not too late (yet). Just quit procrastinating or you’re going to need MercyMe’s other song, “Dear Younger Me!