By Michael Risley
When you and I have a strong purpose for living, especially one that is connected to God and His work, we have a special gift. A gift that can get us up in the morning with a bounce to our step and can give us a purpose that can make an eternal difference in others’ lives.
In contrast, research from Argentum Daily shows us that seniors who don’t have a purpose, especially after retirement, often suffer from depression, heart attacks, and a general malaise in life.
I Corinthians 15:58 says, “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
Therefore, whatever your age, health or circumstances, God has a purpose for your life to help others towards Jesus Christ and His will for them.
It might be as simple and profound as having a prayer ministry and writing encouraging notes to those for whom you are praying. Or it could be something else.
Would you like to know what your purpose is?
Begin with prayer. Ask God to show you what you can do for His glory.
Along with prayer, take a look at a website of a ministry called YES! Young Enough to Serve. The founders and directors of YES are new friends of mine, Wes and Judi Wick. They love the Lord and have challenged all believers about what God is calling them to do with our remaining years.
Their website is full of stories about seniors serving the Lord and provides many practical resources to help you and your church utilize the gifts, experience, and expertise of seniors.
My prayer for you is that you would experience an abundant, productive and purposeful life, full of fulfillment and significance, as you follow Jesus and do His will.