May 13, 2013

The Stewardship of a Decade - Your 20s Matter - Meg Jay

I turn 30 this summer and I'm getting gray hair... Somebody asked the other day if I was depressed about my upcoming milestone.

To be honest I'm strangely excited about getting older & I don't think I'll cover up my gray hair. My 20s have been FULL. My wife and I have 4 beautiful kids. I am blessed with a business that I enjoy in a community that has embraced my family. We bought a little home with some space for our kids to run. This spring my boys have helped me in the yard to plant 40 fruit trees that they can enjoy.

There are a lot of things that I haven't done that some of my 20 something friends have, we are severely lacking on the world travel front. Some of our good friends post amazing photos of wonderful memories they are making with their spouses. I have to remember that we will never share the same story.

As I thought through Meg’s TED talk above I was reminded of this verse:

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
Paul gives young Timothy a high calling. He doesn’t just call Timothy to eek by. He invites timothy to make a difference by setting an example.
Just like Timothy’s new ministry, the 40 fruit trees in our yard are new today, but they will give a bountiful crop. No matter which season of life you are in, the seeds you plant today will turn into a rich crop for decades to come.
The challenge:
Where should you be investing time and energy before your next milestone? Schedule the time to sow here.
Are there any areas that you are spending too much time that will not pay healthy dividends in the future? Take a step today to scale back in these areas.
Don’t put off that important decision.

Here is a bonus video. My kids love the Seeds of Worship cds. They are pretty catchy. I catch myself whistling this one.

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