Ever feel like you’re running inside the hamster wheel? That’s the month of April at my workplace, in a nutshell. Lots of reports, audits, and meetings.
As my retirement years draw much closer I think about how I envisioned gradually scaling back and easing into that transition. Reality’s quite different. Work runs 100 miles – or 160 kilometers – per hour. It was like that before COVID and it’ll be like that when the pandemic is just a memory.
I want to make this stop. I want to make things manageable in a 40-hour workweek. I want someone on my team of managers to WANT my job someday. But I also know it’s dangerous to hit the brakes at high speed.
And our walk with God doesn’t taper down as we grow older. There’s no earthly retirement from the Christian life. To become less frantic is my choice. To do it well, with excellence in my work and consideration for my colleagues, is honoring to God. It is his will that I finish well … and my joy that from an eternal point of view, I’m just getting started!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7-8, NIV)