Out to Pasture
Well, today brought on the addition of yet another flu bug. Even after overcoming two bouts of it along with having the flu shot, there seems to be yet another version floating around out there that found its way into my body. Thankfully, this version is a weaker one and, so far anyway, has been manageable with a few over-the-counter meds. But, suffice to say, tonight’s blog is going to be short.
I was thinking earlier this week about what the appropriate age might be to get out of sales. Right now, I feel like I’m more effective than I’ve ever been. I guess there’s just something about the grey beard, and a lot more experience, that gives some credibility (along with, most importantly, God’s help).
There’s still that thought in my head that says, ‘At what age will I either not be able to do this any longer or that I’ll be so old that I won’t even have the ability to walk into a customer’s office?’ It inspires me to evaluate my health regularly that’s for certain. The fact remains, in order to afford a lesser paying role, or even retirement, I’ll need to have a much bigger nest egg built up than we do now.
Please don’t take me wrong, I trust God to always provide for our needs both now and in the far distant future. Who knows what that may include when we’re in our seventies? All I know is that those days are approaching quicker than ever and I want to be ready for them.
So tonight here’s to not being obsessed with the day that we too will be, ‘Put out to pasture’ and focusing on the here and now. Here’s to trusting God with our finances and our provision no matter what our age we may be. And, here’s to walking in the assurance that He will always be there with us no matter what lies ahead…
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