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VIDEO: Moments that Matter – Can You Ever Get Too Comfortable?

VIDEO: Moments that Matter – Can You Ever Get Too Comfortable?

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There are lots of biblical examples of decisions that ended up poorly. And they were about some basic things, like what to believe, who to trust and stubbornly holding a grudge. It’s scary - we can get into bad situations regarding those things that Christian principles obviously guide us on – all because of we want to feel comfortable. How can we move outside our comfort zones and is it REALLY that important to do so? Watch this short blog then listen to the full podcast with the same name.

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    1. This is a great question. Start, of course, with prayer for direction and to be able to discern God’s will. Retirement is a near-mythical time when you get to dictate how you fill your day. Some are unprepared and find it to be sad, aimless and/or financially difficult. Others take advantage of the freedom and find it to be the best time of their lives. What are your interests? Talents? Hobbies? Can you explore those in the context of helping other people? Are there volunteer opportunities in your area? Someone always needs assistance and perhaps, as Esther 4:14 says, “…this is the time you were created for.” You can make a real difference in someone’s life in many ways. As a Christian, you will want to use your time wisely and in a God-honoring way. Some find it very helpful to stick with a routine, a daily schedule. Can you set aside time each week to listen to a podcast? To read uplifting articles? Christian Questions has a lot of resources – videos, Rewinds, podcasts – to get you in the right frame of mind for worship. To get proper exercise? To visit an animal shelter? To hold babies in the neo-natal unit of your local hospital? To meet with those of like-minded faith to talk about the Scriptures? To read to the elderly or help drive them to doctor’s appointments? To use your previous career somehow on a part-time basis? The goal of retirement should be to stay healthy – spiritually, physically and mentally. Social interaction is a key to humans aging gracefully. There is still a lot out there for you to learn and do and grow! – Christian Questions

  1. There is so much that can be done when retired. I think we need to seek services that would be a blessing and help to others. Things don’t always just fall in our laps (although they may.) Other ways to spend my retirement is by looking to see who needs assistance. Before my in-laws moved in (which takes much of my time now) I spent once a week with an elderly woman from church who needed company. I would take her for coffee and a donut (her favorite thing) or sometimes lunch and then to the grocery store. There is so much to learn from an elderly Christian. So again, it was more of a blessing to me.

    Having more time for preparing for Bible study is another way to use retirement better. Participating in Bible studies and sharing what you learn is important (I’m not so good with that.) Staying in contact with those who need encouragement by phone or cards can be helpful.

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