I am now officially retired from the US Postal Service and now it is time for my Next Season of Life. I am reminded me of a Scripture I used a while back:
Deuteronomy 2: 2&3 > Then the Lord said to me, you have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
So it is my time to turn north and I have this big question. What does that Look Like???? I am really excited to see the new opportunities that He will be putting before me for some new ways to minister. Everyone has been asking me what are you going to do? And are you going to be busy? And are you going back to work? Great questions…
First of all – I am not planning on going back to work, I do not want to be tied down to a specific job and not be able to be flexible in the direction God is going to take me. My wife and I are looking forward to this new season and she will be following me shortly – we want to be able to serve Him in a whole new way.
So it has brought me down to this verse:
Proverbs 3:5 > 5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
So I know as I go forward in this new season of life – I will have to trust in the Lord to make my path straight. As I stated before, I am excited to see where He takes me.
These verses from Ecclesiastes explains seasons:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 > For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …
As you see there is a season for everything and as I go down this new path I have to be ready. Who knows it might be time to through a stone or two… I do have some new opportunities opening up for me and also a few plans to enjoy my Grandkids… so the future looks good… AMEN
So what season of life are you in?
Is it time for you to turn north?
Your season does not have to be a retirement one – Christ will use you in the Season you are in right now!
PS – if you have some ideas for me, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org