Retirement Goals

Retirement-Goals

Hey Guys! It’s Holmes Confessions Monday

We decided to share one of my personal emails. I subscribe to Pastor Soaries DFREE emails regarding financial freedom and I thought this was an amazing one to share with our peeps. This one had Jim and I thinking, “Hmmm, can we really retire at the age of 50, and enjoy our retirement?”

 

Verse

The Lord said to Moses, “This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the tent of meeting, but at the age of fifty, they must retire from their regular service and work no longer.” Numbers 8:23-25.
Thought

I didn’t begin thinking seriously about retirement until I was into my forties. That makes me normal. Most of us are not doing much to prepare for retirement even if we have begun to think about it. So many people today have resigned themselves to the idea that they will work for the rest of their lives without ever enjoying a retirement. Consider God’s strategy for the Levites.

These men were given a very important role in the religious life of God’s people. On the very same day that God gave Moses instructions concerning their appointment and their assignment, God included in the instructions a mandatory retirement age. They were to serve from age 25 up to age 50 when they were required to retire. Having this information as part of their initial instruction made it impossible for them to postpone thinking about and planning for retirement.

Had I begun to prepare for retirement at age 25, I may be retired today. If I had chosen not to retire, it would not have been because I was not prepared for it. If we were serious about saving for retirement, our daily decisions would change. The Levites had no choice, but we do. Let us use our freedom to choose, and choose the financial freedom that will allow us to enjoy the fruit of our labor.
Prayer
“God, please take control of my decision-making process and protect me from the failure to plan and prepare for retirement. Amen.”
Decision
Today I have decided to_________________________________________________________________________
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Fill in the blank with your decision and decide today that you will began to prepare for retirement!
Be Blessed All Week!
Love Always,
Team Holmes

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