1. Stand Firm and Embrace a New Beginning
When one door closes, another opens. But any venture into the unknown can leave us feeling anxious and disoriented. If we’ve put our entire being into our work, then we’ve not only lost a job, but we’ve lost ourselves.
It’s crucial now, more than ever, to start this new season on sure footing and stand firm in God (1 Corinthians 15:8).
With our identity in Christ, our purpose will come from within. And whatever comes from within follows us wherever we go, no matter what the season. We won’t try to be like Christ, but his identity will live in and through us (Galatians 2:20).
After retirement strips you of titles and career accolades, who are you?
Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. – Colossians 3:1-3
Moving forward requires knowing who you are. In Christ, we exhibit characteristics that make our destiny clear. Walking with Jesus, we become more spiritually aligned. Our desire shifts to less of ourselves, to more of God, and his holy plan for our life.
God’s divine plan masterfully unfolds as we tiptoe out of denial into an agreement that we are now traveling on a one-way road. There are no U-turns. Laser focus is required. No one can make you happy during this transition but you. Permit yourself to claim contentment. God is doing a brand-new thing. Rejoice in this season. Seek his wisdom.
Where do you want to go? The Lord will show you how.
The Bible instructs us to present our requests to God and pray about everything (Philippians 4:6-7).
Get excited about the journey ahead and let God lead (Psalm 3:5-6).
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