It can be a big mistake to sacrifice following your dream in order to “play it safe” and follow the conventional road, building a retirement nest )egg and hoping somehow your drudgery today will pay off in a “comfortable” retirement. Where is the balance between conventional financial wisdom and people listening for God’s distinct and unique call in their lives? Having your only emphasis on your retirement “needs” and “staying the course” financially might block you from hearing/heeding the voice of the Lord to do something different in your unique situation.
You may have noticed that God doesn’t always follow the “conventional wisdom” in how He chooses to operate. This balance between focusing on the long-term via the conventional investing wisdom from traditional Wall Street firms and staying flexible to the leading of God in your unique situation can be tough, and it’s something for every faith-based investor to prayerfully keep an eye on. God knows that for many of us, money will be the chief competitor for our affections. Do you trust Him? Will you give up your financial security to see what you can do for Him? I suspect there are some of you reading this right now who may be facing a similar fork in the road. If you are, forget what you’ve read about the need to save for retirement! If God opens the window for you, He may also require you to put your financial security on the line to follow that godly dream you’re harboring.