HOW ABOUT US OLD FOGEYS

Old_age

Yesterday I talked about how important it is for kids to know their value.  The same is true for us old fogeys. Somewhere in middle age we become so busy building a life we forget that.  When we’re on the outer edges of life  we tend to lose faith in our abilities.

Life can be overwhelming when you’re going from one stage to another.  The same is true for us seniors as we see our lives melting away, our strength being sapped and our dependence on others growing.  Heaven looks pretty good to most of us.   I guess even kids who grow up in Christian families with strong Christian values sometimes find this world a tough place to live in and the emphasis placed on Heaven can make the thought of being there even more enticing.

The devil wants us to believe that we’re worthless – that either we aren’t capable of a good life or we’ve worn out our usefulness in it.  He also wants us to believe that death is the only answer and if we end our lives we will have eternal bliss.  This is one of Satan’s biggest lies and it destroys lives every day.

Our lives have purpose no matter what our age.  Young and old alike still have a lot to do.  We need to work together to accomplish them.  The young can bring enthusiasm to their elders – they can help them with the physical things they can’t do anymore.  The elderly can give back some of their knowledge and wisdom though mentoring – they can advise on career paths – they can encourage their younger counterparts by helping them realize their potential and worth.

There’s so much work yet to be done in this world.  It  may seem that evil is well on its way to overtaking the good, but God is more powerful than anything the world has to dish out.  He is our fortress, our strength and our protector.  Put your faith in Him – not in yourself – not in the ways of this world.  If you walk in His ways, He will give you a life with abundant joy.  What is to come in heaven is the ultimate bonus – not an excuse for us to walk away from what God has planned for us.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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8 Responses to HOW ABOUT US OLD FOGEYS

  1. Wally Fry says:

    We never retire from God’s work do we?

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  2. Life in this world is change and we are in a state of constant transition. God and His purpose is the only sure thing to hold onto. Without Him life after reaching adulthood is nothing but a process of decay.

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