7. God Can Use You to Teach Others
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With all the life lessons you’ve learned, all the hardships you’ve been through, and all the spiritual growth you’ve gained, teaching others is a beautiful way to further the kingdom of God.
Put your knowledge and resources into action and lead others in the truth of God’s Word. There are many ways to teach others, including:
- Hosting a small-group Bible study.
- Writing blogs, books, or Bible study guides.
- Teaching children or youth.
- Mentoring others, especially new Christians who need strong discipleship.
- Creating an online meeting with like-minded Christians to teach Biblical principles.
If you’ve always wanted to teach but never had the time, let retirement be your season to pour into other people’s lives. As the Bible encourages us in Titus 2:2-3, “Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.”
To teach others from the Bible, all it takes is a commitment to study God’s Word, ask for wisdom, and reach out in faith. Others can learn from your experience, mistakes, and spiritual growth. Pray and ask God to help you teach others according to His Word and will.
Most of all, don’t let this new season of retirement cause you to shut down completely. Try to see it as an opportunity to step out in faith and serve God in new ways. When you ask for wisdom, He will give it. And, before long, you’ll be serving Him in mighty ways—all for His kingdom and His glory.
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