USE US ‘TIL WE’RE USED UP – WOW! (Write.On.Wednesday)

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Turning 60 didn’t hurt at all. Joe went first last April and it happened quietly for me at the beginning of the month as life continued moving at that pace we’ve become accustomed to:

  • FUN – with family and friends
  • FAST – the pace of living and loving life
  • FAITHFUL – to His call on this life

We enjoyed very special celebrations: a few dinners with friends, pizza with the kids and grandkids, and a day date with just Joe that was uniquely special.

Each celebration was perfect in every way.

Each celebration begged the conversation, “It’s amazing how little time we really have left in this life.” Isn’t that CHEERFUL!?

Other conversations made their way to the “old age” or “we’re really not that old, are we?” or when looking across the room at an older person, asking, “Do we look that old?” comments. Well, folks, the answer to both is “yes”! Some might look better for their age than others, but whether we’re 40, 50, 60 or older, we look our decade. We can’t hide it!

Some might choose to stay at some “golden” age where strength, stamina, decent looks prevailed, but while aging makes some changes, aging can be cheerful! Joe and I have asked ourselves, “How are we doing at this age with the time He’s given us and how will we use the time that’s left? We want Him to use us ’til we’re used up!”

Ecclesiastes 5:20 is clear that we won’t even worry about our age if we’re doing what He has asked of us! We’ll be so busy doing His will we won’t even think about how old we are because we’ll be happy doing it! It says, “For he will not often consider (remember) the years of his life because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.” How cool is that?

Ecclesiastes 11:4, “He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be found sitting around waiting for life to happen. I want to be busy, rest when needed, and get busy again because He has me here for a reason. So, I’ll leave you with two closing thoughts:

1-     I haven’t said my age out loud yet….turning “it” didn’t hurt, saying it might!

2-     I’ve gotta get going…..I have some work to do!