I probably haven’t reached my own “halftime” yet, but I resonated with Loyd Reeb’s remarks at a recent Servant-hosted Halftime event. If you’re not familiar, Halftime is a ministry that walks alongside men and women who have begun to ask what else God intends for their lives besides chasing the next deal, larger profits, or another promotion. Halftime is the antidote to the mid-life crisis. Check out their website for yourselves: www.halftime.org.
As Loyd explained, the halftime journey isn’t about finding the “right” new career. It’s about what God wants to do in our hearts. Loyd himself “awoke” to the realization that his significance does not derive from his former title, the buildings he owns, or the money he used to make. Rather, it’s in the fact that the God of the universe chooses to deeply love Loyd.
How many of us really believe at the core of our beings that God loves us? More likely, we have some religious understanding that the Bible says God loves us, but we still hear the voices from our past telling us we’re weak, inadequate, not smart enough, not as talented as our peers….
Listen to what God says about you: “Since you are precious and honored in my sight and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for your life.” (Isaiah 43: 4). Hear it again, you are precious and honored in the sight of the Lord Almighty, the Holy One of Israel.
Do you really believe that? Do you live from that belief? If not, I encourage you to pray that God’s Spirit would begin awakening your heart to His truth.