It came as a bit of a shock when I realized I was old enough to draw my Social Security check. I had entered the season of retirement and didn’t even realize it. To me, retirement meant slow down my daily pace. Maybe do some traveling, work on those craft projects I never could find the time to do. Yeah, right!
My life is as busy as ever and I love every minute off it. You see, no matter where you are in life, no matter what season, God has a plan for your life. There is no such thing as retirement in the Kingdom of God.
Maybe you can use your talents to help younger women. Have you learned to cook, sew, clean and organize your house? You wouldn’t believe how many young women out there have no idea how to do any of that.
Do you understand finances? Many of today’s youth have no idea how to budget, balance their checking account, or save money for the future. Start a class, or talk to the youth pastor about teaching the kids these skills.
Do you like staying home? Become a prayer warrior. Send up the prayers that stop the gunmen before they get to our schools. Stand in the gap for your community become another Aaron standing between the living and the dead (Num 16:48).
You love Missions, but can’t travel anymore? Help the short-term mission team from your church with prayer, fundraising, or even teach a class on missions. Have you been to foreign countries? Share your experience with those going.
What about your community? Volunteers are needed in hospitals, schools, and just about every non-profit organization. What ever interests you have there is a place for you to volunteer and share the love of God with everyone working alongside you.
There are so many ways to continue your work for the Lord at any age so don’t stop. Let retirement be the best season of your life.
Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season if we don’t give up.
So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good towards all men, especially toward those who are of the household of faith.