Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Don't Give Up Your Most Productive Years

I am challenged by this quote from Tim and Darcy Kimmel - particularly the part which says too many of us grandparents never figure out our most productive years for the Kingdom of God may be ahead of us when we retire. I don't know about you, but I have been a "busy bee" most of my adult life serving in Children's Ministries, teaching Children's Ministry leaders/volunteers across the country how to be effective in teaching and engaging children about Jesus and being a mom who wanted to hand down the faith to my children and now a grandma who wants to hand down the faith to my grandchildren.

But, my most productive years for God may still be ahead of me (my husband and I have a few more years to go before retirement). I am so encouraged and challenged by this. I know the amount of time, work and effort I have put into my family and Children's Ministry over the years, but retirement does not mean being effective for God is in my past. No! Not at all! It means the opposite. My most productive years for God are still ahead of me as I hand down the faith to my grandchildren and continue to do so with my children, so the generations who follow will be impacted as well.

If you have retired, or are getting closer to doing so, do not give up. You are not finished with being productive for God. Not at all. God has your most important work ahead of you as you hand faith to your children, grandchildren, possibly great-grandchildren and impact generations yet to be born. We will not see, on this Earth, the impact and what all God will do with these most productive years we still have, but we are able to trust He will not waste them. We must not waste them either, so do not give them up!

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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