A friend was telling me a few years ago how he wanted to retire by the age of 30 and we laughed about the subject while daydreaming about the prospects of not having to work. This was before I started my own company and came to appreciate the teachings of David Oyedepo. I have realized that work should be an exchange of value. You put in your skills, time et cetera and receive compensation in form or the other.
The Bible teaches that we are the light and salt of the world so we are supposed to add value as long as we have breath. The regular definition of retirement is a little different from what I regard as retirement now.Retirement is for people who have no more value to add. We should all leave this earth having poured out everything we have in us. To quote David Oyedepo “Your value is not in what you have, it is in what you add.” Everyday, I acknowledge that my worth is in the value that I give to others through my personal ministry and my professional life so I will never be able to retire. I may not show up at an office after some time but working with the definition of giving out continuous value will never cease.
We can retire when we are ready to leave this earth. This is the time to give.