Monday, December 20, 2010

RETIREMENT



I was discharged from the USAF in December of 1965.  I started to work on my new civilian job January 2, 1966.  I worked at the same job until June 30, 2007.  That's a long time.  I missed one day of work during my career.  I was able to get to work through snow, sleet and hail.  That sounds like a statement I read once about the US Mail.  I loved my job.  I enjoyed working with people in the company.  The company was sold two or three times through these years.  I stayed on the job.  When 2007 came along I was ready to retire.  Everyone says that you will be unhappy when you have nothing to do.  You will sit at home and watch TV.  You may go fishing once in a while.  In a couple of years you will be dead.  It will all be over.  They are wrong.  God has no retirement plan.  You can not retire.  When you walk away from your job you just have more time to be involved in work for God.  You have more time to teach a Sunday School Class.  Now you can visit the sick.  You can volunteer to help the needy.  You can get more involved in your Church.   You now work entirely for God.  God has a job for you.  Be open to His whisper in your ear.  Listen carefully.  He has a special plan for you.  He knows you are strong enough to be the person you were meant to be.  Just be ready for your calling.
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15 comments:

Freddy Winter said...

Amen JT, let us keep occupied until He comes. All we need is to step up and say: Here I am Lord, use me. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Freddy.

Sarah90 said...

Amazing testimony!!! I only long for the opportunity to be blessed with free time just for Him. God Bless you JT for using what God has given you to His Glory.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Sarah.

Ben Craig said...

wow, so even when I am on Christmas break.... God still has his own agenda for me. Pretty cool thought!

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ben.

Freddy Winter said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a blessed happy new Year JT.

Faith Imagined said...

Wow! What an amazing testimony! I must admit that you make retirement sound like an adventure! I hope your Christmas adds to your excitement of living for Him!

JT said...

Thanks for your comments Freddy and Faith.

Lloyd said...

John... I Just dropped in to wish you and your family a Merry CHRISTmas. God bless, Lloyd

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Lloyd. Merry Christmas to everyone.

Sharon Kirby said...

JT - Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I really loved this post. What you had to say was so encouraging to me. I eagerly look forward to seeing what God has in store for me, now that I have more time on my hands!!

I especially liked this - "He knows you are strong enough to be the person you were meant to be. Just be ready for your calling."

That got me excited for what's coming in 2011!

GOD BLESS!

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Sharon.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

JT, I pray that you have a productive retirement for the Lord :-)

Happy New Year from Southern California. No snow here but a lot of rain storms and mud slides!

I hope you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas Celebration.

God Bless You, ~Ron

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ron.