Kingdom Focused Retirement

Retirement is a hot topic. As a believer, what should our focus be as we prepare for that period in our lives.Retirement is a hot topic. We are involved in IRAs, 401ks, and pensions. Investment companies and advisory firms bombard us with marketing that is infiltrated with worldview. Many websites created by retirement consultants have photos of retirees on the golf course, on a sailboat, or relaxing on the beach. I have yet to see any retirement marketing that shows anyone serving the Kingdom as they transition to a different season in their life. Retirement isn’t biblical. It is mentioned one time regarding the church of Corinth and not one of us are priests from the church of Corinth. As a believer, what should our focus be as we prepare for that period in our lives. The answer is to do the only thing that brings contentment, and that is serving the Kingdom.  That change of focus from worldview to Kingdom service directly contradicts what we are told will bring us happiness from worldview marketing.  The God honoring plan should involve being an obedient steward, avoiding investments that violate our faith as we save, to avoid the use of debt, and finally to be financially stable and free from the worries associated with income issues. To serve the Kingdom without worry! Whether it be volunteering at a foodbank, orphanage, ministry, church, or mission. You can have a very rewarding and happy “retirement” serving our Lord.  You must simply refocus on what you are called to do.

Romans 12:2
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

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