Still I Wonder
As I settle into my sixties and a season of "early retirement," I find myself wondering how long this season will last or whether God will call me back into the work force one last time. After resigning from my previous job earlier this year to take care of family matters and assist with a kitchen renovation project, I began spending many hours in prayer and studying scripture to try and ascertain what God's plans for my future might look like. I still don't have a clue. I only know that if I am called back into the work force I want it to be in a position that He has uniquely qualified me to fill. For now, though, I am content to be on call for whatever might arise in the course of each day, whether that be transporting a friend to an appointment or taking care of more mundane tasks around the house.
The past few months have been delightful. I am immensely grateful for a closer walk with God and the flexibility to travel, spend time with family, and just "be there" for my husband and kids. Being a homemaker has always been my favorite job, and retirement is something I look forward to, when the stress of being ruled by clocks and calendars becomes a thing of the past.
The prospect of returning to past jobs has no allure for me; I'm not the same person I was when I worked in those particular positions. Still, I can't help but feel that I am supposed to be doing more. I trust that in His perfect timing, God will issue His call in an unmistakable way. Time is short. More people need to hear the Good News of salvation and experience God's love. It is my hope that somehow He will position me in a place where I can be of service to others and a vessel of His love and light to those struggling to find their way in this dark world.
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