Thursday, November 3, 2011
Billy Graham has given us another meaningful narrative a he encourages us to seek God in all areas of our lives. Retirement is no different from any other life change such a graduating school, getting marriage, or having children. Sometimes it is forced upon us, but more often, we have a choice. In this choice, we can plan for it, seek God's will, and be blessed by our obedience. Or we can stumble upon retirement and live aimlessly with no goals or passions.
I had never thought about retirement in this way. I just saw it as what you did when you were done working. Instead, if we are seeking God, we never stop working for His kingdom. We are useful and needed here on earth until the day He calls us home. We are useful and needed no matter how young or old we are.
"Retirement isn't something that just happens if you live long enough, and it isn't even a reward for your years of hard work; it is a gift from God." These are words to live by!
Thomas Nelson has provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.