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My Mid-life Crisis

Posted: Thursday, May 24

 Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship &amp; Music Pastor

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

2 Samuel 4:1-6:23
John 13:31-14:14
Psalm 119:17-32
Proverbs 15:31-32

Verse of the day

Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word. (Psalm 119:17 NLT)


It’s my birthday tomorrow, and I’m debating a mid-life crisis. I’m turning 35, and although that may seem young, the average life expectancy worldwide is 70. Stats for Americans are a little better, and I did eat kale once . . . so . . . I’m hopeful, but it’s better to be prepared.

 

The problem with most mid-life crises is that people wait too long to have them. One third of men experience an age-related emotional breakdown between 45 and 65. And if you’re having a mid-life crisis at 65, let’s be honest . . .  it’s more like a three-quarters-life crisis. 

 

So what’s the solution?

 

Be comfortable with death. 

 

Christians should not be fearful of dying. Our goal should not be living long, but living well. Psalm 119:19 confesses, “I am only a foreigner in the land.” When we view our birth and death as the totality of our existence, our priorities misalign. If heaven is real . . . if everything that I’ve experience spiritually is true (and I believe it is), the ‘crisis’ I’m experiencing is actually my 0.000000000000000000000000001% life crisis.

 

And it’s going to be okay.