Sometimes we reach a point where a repurposing of all things not surrendered to God the Father, is necessary. (Rom.12:2). Yeshua described it…”If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matt. 6:23). If there is to be any encouragement, any love and peace, any satisfaction and rest; then it must come from God and flow to others. (Eph. 2:4,8; Rom. 5:12; Gal.5:13). My destiny is not contingent on having friends, nor anything others seem to have or desire. My destiny is dictated by the presence and work of God within my innermost
I have several married friends where the husband has recently retired and the wife continues to work. I’m currently in that situation, as I was required to take early retirement, so I’m really rather young, good-looking, wise beyond my years, humorous, and possess a vivid imagination – Ha-Ha, just kidding about all that, except retirement. However, I think I’ve noticed some characteristics that God means for our good and which the enemy twists to cause oppression.
Women generally have a higher need for security than men. Men generally have a higher need for affirmation and purpose or identity which is often derived, in part, from their occupation. I refer to these “needs” as felt needs because God