Retirement Is . . . Going Where God Calls

I had an amazing thing happen today that I cannot go into details on because of confidentiality.  What I can say is that I believe God has put me in a situation where I am uniquely qualified to be able to pour into another person going through a challenging time.  I was so moved by this when I found out the situation that I cried for about 5 minutes,

A couple of things to note here – I am half-German, fairly stoic and rarely cry for that long.  In addition, I am an introvert and I just mentioned being “able to pour into another person”, hello?  that is scary language for an introvert.

I believe this is happening because I am really trying to follow God’s plan for my life and not my own.  A series of things had to happen to put me in this person’s life and i believe every one of them has been God in control.  Amazing.  And only possible because I followed God’s plan to retire at the peak of my career and do other things with my life.

Dean

A Boomer In Transition

2 thoughts on “Retirement Is . . . Going Where God Calls

  1. Wonderful! Just wonderful! It gets rather frightening when a person realizes that God is actually, personally dealing with him, telling him what plans He has for him and what can be expected of him. Your decision at this time must have been prompted by God and the experience you have had was the proof of what is happening in your life. Rod

  2. Pretty Exciting! (Maybe work can actually be a ‘distraction’ :). I learned this recently (and sent it to Tammie last week) that “Whenever God gives a vision to a saint (that would be you), the saint’s duty is to be still and listen. The one thing for which we are all being disciplined (read ‘learning’) is to know that God is REAL. Sounds like you discovered that in your recent encounter!

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