This was not a question of retirement, but opened up a whole new life direction – a mysterious and uncertain path into the future. Any “what if” question activated my imagination, but this one invited me into a whole new world of possibilities.
What would it be like to own nothing and trust myself to God’s plan for me?
Underlying that question lay another which God has challenged me with over the years….”Do you trust My Promises about giving all of yourself to Me?
The idea of giving my life and goods over to the full use of God and walking free of ownership into a life as a steward filled my days and nights with wonder and excitement at the risk. When I turned 60 my big risk was getting a motorcycle and my license besides traveling the jungles and mountains of Africa, Philippines and India as a team of three women called to churches in the wild.
I have tried to risk something new every year to stay sharp and keep a young attitude. But this haunting prospect captured my dreams and visions so that every other possibility of living out my 7th decade faded in comparison.
I wonder if the Father spoke to the Son and Holy Spirit in the same way….”What if we made a man in our own image and gave him a world of his own to explore and steward?” What would be the risk? What would it cost us? What kind of amazing possibilities could arise in eternity? Did their eyes widen? Did they lose sleep” Did they smile like I did?