Much of my life right now is around “retired” people. Their focus is helping the aging, being the aging, time with kids and grand kids, extra travel, hobbies and relaxing.
What does “retirement” mean to you?
Do you think of it as “life to the full”?
We spend LIFE working to save for retirement.
Investing to save for retirement.
Exercising to be fit for retirement.
Dreaming about when we reach retirement.
Hoping we make it to retirement.
Many don’t make it that far, others are forced out of work early, health issues keep some home bound and the dreams and ideas for those “later years” don’t always happen.
The words of John are potent and this is a powerful verse in a great variety of ways.
The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. John 10:10 TLB
Are we under the rule of the thief OR the King of Kings?
Do we really understand the “fullness” of God’s “purpose” here?
Maybe it’s time to take back what the enemy has been stealing.
Dear God – HELP! Help us to see the fullness You desire for our lives, no matter our age, health or other perceived limitations. Help us to step up and step out to bring Your fullness to others. Give us the wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Your ways so we can truly do what we were created for. Bring boldness, courage and strength to Your body Lord that we would stand in unity and see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living…