It was so exciting initially
Was frequently asked in 5 years where do you want to be?
Not sure, maybe in the position that is above me
Just continue to work hard and see
The myth of the future was intriguing
But the real position I wanted ultimately
Was to collect an income sufficient to live comfortably
And still have the strength and energy
To go where I want and do things leisurely

I wanted someday to not have to get up or to sleep late
Not have to get out in snow or rain
And fight through cars and pedestrians
To be in a certain time at a certain place
What would it be like to work or play at your own pace
But even after working decades
It didn’t seem the ultimate position I could attain
Because of the financial mistakes I had made

So fervently I began to pray
That God would forgive me for my mistakes
And let me enjoy the ultimate position some day
Fast forward, my God is great I can say
For He heard my prayers and made the way
So now I have extra time to give Him thanks and praise
For His mercy endures always

 

Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 3:1
Background
I was excited to start my career. The mystery of what lied ahead in terms of a higher position or earning x number of dollars intrigued me. But as time when on, the excitement wore off. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there are seasons in life. So there are seasons to work and seasons not to work. So after several decades of working I desired the ultimate position of being a retiree. But I had made several terrible financial choices that were preventing this from being possible. After much fervent prayer, my merciful heavenly Father overlooked my mistakes and made a way for me to get to the ultimate position.