Retirement Dreams

When I just started my very first job 2 years ago, I started dreaming of early retirement... with noble holy intentions actually - I had BIG elaborate plans to serve God when I retire...

There is really so much I can do for Him if I don't have to work to survive - can He refuse my prayer of wanting to retire early to serve Him?

I waited. I listened. Day after day, month after month, God didn't speak nor show the way to quick financial independence...

One fine day, He finally spoke: "David, you don't have to wait till retirement to serve Me. You can serve Me right NOW, wherever you are... in the office, in the streets, in cyberspace. In fact, where you are now is the best place to serve Me and to share the Good News! Imagine what happens if all Christians are not holding jobs - who would understand the working class and evangelise to them? Yes, it would be tough balancing office and church work - but who ever said it would be easy in the first place? If you follow My Way, you will find true peace and joy - because that's what you've been created for..."

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. (Psalm 62:5)

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matt 16:24)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Tim 4:7)


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