Have you ever come to a point in your life where you wonder if God cares what you spend your time doing? I don’t mean good vs. evil behavior; I’m talking about what work you do, your job, your calling, your ministry. Can there come a time when God has no more plans for you in this life?

I think of all the senior adults in my church who seem to be just "marking time." Oh, they may be faithful churchgoers, prayer warriors, and enjoyers of family and social life. But their work is over, they’re retired from their jobs, they’ve raised their families. Other than attending church, their time is largely occupied with gardens and grandchildren. And if the answer to the above questions is "yes," then how young can you be when this happens?

I just turned 69 and am wondering if there are no more dragons to slay, no more mountains to climb. That age will probably seem ancient to you, based on the demographics of the blogosphere, but my ancestors have usually been active into their 80s and 90s. If I stay healthy, I have time for another decade of productive work. But does God have another work for me to do?

If you’ve read this far, I invite you to add your thoughts on this.