I recently read an article by a man who was asking his 80 year old aunt about her golden years of retirement. Her answer was quite insightful.
She said the real “golden years” are between the ages of 40 and 60. That is when you are generally physically fit and have your wits about you. The family is growing and you are still important in the lives of your children and grandchildren. Those around you still look to you respectfully and value your insights and advice. No one worries about you driving to the store and getting lost on the way. If you take a fall, you are less likely to do serious damage such as breaking a hip, a real fear that many in their supposed “golden years” face each day. When you wake up, your first thought is not what pills you need to take but what new possibilities this day might hold.
God has a plan for every stage of life. Don’t wait for your golden years to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.