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Never Retire

I never want to retire.

How about you? 

Imagine a life where you get up when you want, because you don't have to work, you want to work.  Wouldn't that be great? I never experienced that before, but that's the goal. I've heard about people who had regular run-of-the-mill jobs and when they finally retired it was as if their life stopped. I don't want it to be that way. I don't want to retire and sit around with no purpose. I want to have something worthwhile to do to contribute to the world and to help people. That will keep us vibrant and youthful. Don't think the Lord doesn't have better for us, because He does. We have to strive to do what He has for us and that entails us never having to really retire. And when He does that we shouldn't want to, because we'll awake to the next chapter of doing something else great. And that can be at any age. It doesn't have to be in old age.  

Needless to say, I just want to always be able to do the things I love, so it never appears I'm really working -- where I'm doing what I love so much I would do it for free. Those positions exist because we're the ones who create them. It's called purpose and purpose creates enlightening things for us to do. It's also called living in freedom and it's available to anyone who desires it. Keep it in your heart and believe God. 

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6)
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