As one get’s older there is a desire for things to be predictable and reliable. Even at my young age (58) I find myself longing for stability and predictability with the people I love, live and work with who are half my age.
It only takes a little reflection to remember days of unplanned adventure and unacceptable risks. There is a necessary time for every generation to see life as an opportunity without much awareness of real obstacles and dangers.
Parents and grandparents everywhere pray their children through these seasons of life. In the midst of it is a consistent reflection of parents and grandparents: Certainty, Stability, and Opportunity.
Seasoned leaders seek to give meaningful opportunity and space to emerging leaders while wanting to safeguard the good work that has been accomplished to date.
In a recent conversation with friends in our same season of life, Bev, my wife, was reflecting on one of these young adult adventures we are interacting with. She said with clear conviction that God has let her know that “He’s got this, He is going to see this through”
“And I am certain that God, who began this good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” Philippians 1:6. This was Paul’s way of saying, don’t worry, God’s got this and he will see it through.
Be certain that God began something good and he is going to see it through.