If you are in the process of making some changes in your life, such as your job or career, or if you’re even thinking along those lines, it is important to go through the process in a way that will be most rewarding and satisfying. Even if you’re not planning those kinds of changes any time soon, you may want to take a look at your life with these questions: What matters to me? What do I really care about? How do I want to make a difference in the time I have here on earth? The answers to these questions will help you get at the “Why” for your life.
There are a lot of things we want to do when we’re in the second half of life. We have different opportunities and can make different choices than when we were raising a family or working hard at an occupation or career. Some of the things that needed our time and attention before, don’t need so much now. Now we can focus on a different set of things: travel, time with the grandkids, volunteering, service projects, short-term mission trips, church activities, things that matter to us in this phase of life. But we’ll face serious obstacles if we aren’t healthy, physically and spiritually. Here are some unexpected resources you may not know about.
You’ve heard it said, “It’s all in your head!” Well, maybe it is! What about those fears, worries, habits, anxieties, and bad attitudes? Truth is, you don’t have to continue to live with them. You have more power over those negatives in your life than you ever thought possible. The quality of your life will increase dramatically when you learn to harness the power of your most important ally: your brain.
The only “constant” in life is change. Or to say it another way, “constant change is here to stay”. Life is about change: some we choose, some we don’t. Some we like, some we don’t. Some changes can launch us into new adventures, some drive us into frustration and despair. How we respond to change is the critical key. It has a huge impact on our happiness, our sense of wellbeing, and our relationships. Since change is coming anyway, it makes sense to learn how to handle it. In fact, not just to accept it, but to embrace it.
Gordon was a healthy and successful businessman with a happy family and a good life. Then one day he had a massive stroke, and everything changed. Everything. On the long road of recovery, which is by no means over, life is different, and God is faithful. Hear the extraordinary story of weakness and strength, brokenness and healing, despair and faith. These powerful insights will help you deal with tragedy – yours or someone else’s.