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Older people tend to become somewhat crotchety and want things done their way, and their interests wane as days go by. Of course there are some exceptions but it is a matter of degree of loss of interest.
Jesus gave all people old and young these words "Occupy until I come." If you are young, occupy. If you are old, occupy, and if you are in between occupy.
To occupy means making the most with what you have.
Luke 19:12-27 tells the story of a rich man who went into a far country and before he left he did two things.
1. He called his servants and provided them with the means to prosper
2. He told them to occupy until I return, meaning to be diligent in his business.
As the story goes there were different degrees of faithfulness ending up with greater or lesser rewards.
Christianity can be viewed as being judged upon effort more than result for we cannot control outcome but we can control our effort.
The obvious question we need to ask ourselves is, “Am I making the most out of what GOD has entrusted to me?” If the answer is, “I could do better.” (this is the most popular answer) then do better. Doing a little more might make the difference and we mustn't let that opportunity pass us by.
Usually when we are faced with a challenge we do one of two things. We either respond by trying to meet the demands placed upon us or we loll into condemnation and live under the cloud of self pity.
The scripture admonishes us to stand fast;
1Corinthians 16:13 Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like men; be strong.
And I might add to move on.
This post is Linked with Charlotte’s Spiritual Sundays
And to Michelle’s, Hear it on Sunday