Levi, why do you keep getting yourself tied up in such big projects after you have retired?
Why don’t you just take it easy and enjoy everything that you are so blessed with?
This is a question that me, and my wife, have been asked several times lately.
My response is very spontaneous; That is not the kind of person that I am, and that God has made me to be. When I say this, I’m not implying that I don’t enjoy what I’ve been so richly blessed with, because I do!!!
So, could I ever be happy spending all my days traveling and playing golf and fishing and gardening and sitting on the porch sipping lemonade in leisure? Never!!!! They are all enjoyable pursuits at times, but not to take the bulk of my time. There is nothing wrong with any of them, but I do them for relaxation, not my main focus in life.
If there is one thing that I have learned pretty well in my almost 62 years, it’s this; It’s not all about me, but it is all about Him, referring to The Lord God of Heaven. He is the Creator, and I am the created. This is His world and I have been entrusted with the stewardship of all that He has entrusted me with.
Many think in terms of money and the planet when speaking about stewardship. Yes, we do have a responsibility over these as good stewards; but I am also to be a good steward of the spiritual gifts that God has given me; the personality that I am; the physical strength that I have been blessed with; and the wisdom (however much that is) based upon the experiences and learning in life taught to me by The Lord. Most important of all is that I have been entrusted with the greatest message a person could ever hear.
It’s just not within me to sit and do nothing when there are tremendously needy people all around us. When I say needy, some may have physical and material needs which I can help with, and it happens often; but the most important need that everyone of us has is our relationship to the God of the universe.
By the grace of God my sins have been forgiven. Forever!!! Never to be remembered again!!! What a message, and what a joy and privilege it is to be able to share it. As a believer I have been entrusted with the answer of man’s reconciliation to God. This is how I ENJOY and WISH to spend the major portion of my days. And in the midst of them I do stop and smell the roses. 🌹🌺🌹
Until tomorrow, Lord willing,