Welcome to 5 Minute Friday. Today's word is AWAKE
Why, oh why, oh why is it so hard to come awake? The soft bed cocoon is a seductive siren urging me to stay where I am. It doesn't matter what I have to do that day, I can rationalize it all away when I am in the loving arms of my bed.
The flip side is that staying in bed means I don't get anything accomplished that day and I would hate that feeling since I am a goal-driven person. I must accomplish or I feel like I have wasted the day, wasted part of my life.
I think it would be easy to settle into middle-age and not be awake to any of the possibilities life offers at every stage. Our society celebrates the idea of retirement, but my life is such that at a time when people are thinking, "Oh, retirement is just a decade away," I am at the point where I'm thinking "What's next for me?" I am not planning to retire, I'm hoping for a brand new kind of life with brand new opportunities and hopefully, adventures.
My husband and I will likely never be able to retire, but I'm starting to feel all right about that. This is just how life seems to be working out for us. But even more than that, I'm not sure the Lord wants us, or any Christian to retire.
Time's up. Darn. I was just getting started.
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