It looks like it is going to be great weather this weekend. It’s been pretty cold and rainy. Is spring finally here?
In January of this year I experienced a change of seasons. After 32 years as an architect and 11 as CEO, I stepped down as the firm’s leader. I handed the baton to a partner. I’m still working as an architect, working less and in a supporting role doing the things I love to do. God is increasingly calling Rhonda and I to serve with Extra Touch Tours. We both love the many wonderful friends we're making and I enjoy writing some of the devotionals.
Though it was planned for a while, and it was my idea, change is difficult and I’m still adjusting.
Having led the firm for some time, I think there is always some fear both internally and externally about change. While we are not far into this new season, I think those fears are gone. My partner is doing a great job. I already see him putting his own fingerprints on the firm with some new ideas. No one is bigger than the team; I just hope they don’t figure out they don’t need me.
You know the seasons change four times per year. I’ve experienced 54 years’ worth. We shouldn’t be too surprised when seasons change and life goes on.
Ecclesiastes 3: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” This is a great passage, I hope you’ll take time to read the whole chapter. In verse 22 it continues “…there is nothing better for a person to enjoy their work…” I do enjoy my work, both jobs, architect and travel leader. I find purpose and calling in both.
Many people who have the time and resources to travel are in the fall season of their life. I think it is important for all of us to find meaning and purpose as we change seasons. We may be retired or retiring, but what is God calling us to do now? To witness? To volunteer? To help a family member? To be there for a friend? To mentor a grandson? Enjoy the beautiful sights and smells of this season of your life, but don’t forget to discoverthe work God has in mind for you now.