Guarding Time

Over this Christmas season, I have enjoyed going back and reading my journals from the last couple of Christmases.  A year ago in my journal I wrote about how closely I guard my time.  I had recently volunteered to be a mentor at church and I was actually surprised that I had raised my hand.

In the last couple of years I have been closely following God’s plan for my life, watching for signs and listening, and then acting on these callings.  I felt powerfully led to raise my hand, to not worry about guarding time.  This is not been normal for me in quite some time.  I have had the convenient excuse of a busy career to keep my hand down for several years.  This transition into retirement it seems is changing my paradigm from one of Guarding Time to one of Reallocating Time.

Just in the last six months, I have volunteered for more service opportunities than I have in the last ten years combined.  I still need to be a good steward of my time, but I am getting more comfortable with God accepting my Outlook request while my Time Guards are looking away.

Dean

A Boomer in Transition

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