I am going to start this post by quoting an article I found on the internet. I did a search using keywords: Christian, retired, how to focus, want to work, what’s next (At least, that is how I recall my text I entered on the search bar.)
Is anyone else out there having the same problem? Do you still want to be useful in the workforce? It is a good problem to have I suppose.
Quote: (from the article)
“Each of us has to decide how to redeem the time God has given us. “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (Eph. 5:15). This means taking every opportunity we have to serve the Lord. For many, retirement may give them new ways of working toward the kingdom, be that in paid work, in relational activities, in voluntary commitment, or in the ministry of prayer.
There is inherent dignity of labor in Scripture, and God calls us to labor in his vineyard until he calls us home. Our labor may not be at one particular job, but we have to be actively productive as long as we possibly can, being faithful to our vocational call to glorify God, serve the common good, and further his kingdom. ” (https://tifwe.org/on-christian-retirement/)
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I have a website which comprises still some info about a sewing business I used to have, helping with custom orders. But now, I am leaning toward making doll clothes instead. Yet, I would like to do other things centered around children/learning/bible message.
I would like to offer things that would help an instructor, “tell the story” to children. I love kids, love making doll clothes and creating. I would still like to work with customers but my business does not have to grow big. This is a hobby for me.
I am just at a crossroads or maybe I should just close shop entirely and accept retirement, taking life day by day. This is weird for me. I am not ready to quit, but do enjoy a slower pace right now.
I just ordered a book which I think will help me with many questions I am having: