I came across this blog post about creativity and aging.
I agree with her assertion that at any age people can find creative outlets.
It reminded me of my grandfather. He was a minister for over fifty years at the same church. He was sharp as a tack until he retired from the ministry and had no plan for what retirement would look like. He slowly lost his mental acuity and his passion for life.
We all have a calling. Age or retirement is not a reason to abandon your calling. Keep doing what you were born to do.
I’ve see children’s ministry volunteers who lose their passion once their kids leave the ministry. But some of the greatest volunteers I’ve seen have volunteered way past retirement age. If you have a passion for teaching kids, don’t give up because your child has grown up.
I have a passion for writing and drawing for children. I also have a passion for children’s ministry. I’ve been so glad to have the last week to be able to focus on my calling and realize what a need there is for people with a passion.
What’s your calling? No matter what your age is, make a commitment to do what you were born to do!