“What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.” John 3:4, 6 NLT

Some of us feel like we are too old to start over. “Let the young people have at it, I’m too old!” You are never too old to start over.

Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus at night. He wanted to know from Jesus how he could see the Kingdom of God. He came to Jesus at night because he didn’t want people to know that he didn’t know. How many of us are religious but still really don’t know how to see God’s plan for our lives? We are too afraid to let go of the facade that we really have a connection with God.

Jesus told him that in order to see God’s Kingdom he had to be Born Again. This totally messed Nicodemus up. He was probably a middle-aged man. He had been a religious leader most of his adult life and Jesus says, “You must be born again.”

This man was planning for retirement. He was thinking about getting his estate in order for when he died but Jesus is talking about being born again. The man asked, “Can an old man get back in his mother’s womb and be born again?”

It would be so much easier if we could just start over. What are some of the things you’d do different if you could start over? Oh, to be young again. Someone once asked, “Why is youth wasted on the young?”

Jesus said, “This isn’t about natural birth this is about spiritual birth!” Spiritual rebirth has no age limit on it. You can start your life over at any time!

  1. All you have to do is say “Yes” to Jesus and the Holy Spirit regenerates you.  God is able to change your nature and your proclivities. The Holy Spirit can transform your thinking.
  2. The Holy Spirit changes your heart. All of the things that made your heart hard the Holy Spirit removes. To get to a healthier world you have to let the Holy Spirit remove all of the obstacles.
  3. The Holy Spirit allows you to see Wakanda. Wakanda is the hidden kingdom in the movie “Black Panther.” So many people after seeing the movie wished that Wakanda really existed. It does! It’s called the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is now and not yet. When we are ‘born again’ through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit we are given new eyes to see the Hidden Kingdom. We see possibilities in the impossible. We see the good in people even when they exhibit bad behavior. We see solutions where others only see problems. 

It’s not too late for you to start over. You just have to be born again by repenting of your sin and asking Jesus to be your Lord and savior. Don’t worry about what the people say. You can start over today!

Dear God,

Help me to start over right now and give my whole heart to you. I’m tired of having a form of godliness but no power to go with it. I want to see your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Open the eyes of my heart. I want to see you.

In Jesus’ Name,