"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

Be Energized

Have you ever noticed that when you enjoy something, when you go somewhere you enjoy going, after you finish exercising, or you have spent time being around someone with energy, you bring something away from that experience?  You are invigorated!  Time goes by so quickly when you are having fun.  The lessons gleaned from this truth are to cultivate meaningful relationships with people whom you enjoy being around, and to engage in activities that you enjoy.

  • Make it a priority to build a strong and meaningful relationship with the Lord
  • Concentrate on building strong and meaningful relationships with other people
  • Spend time with people who are fun, stimulating, whom you enjoy, and who have a good influence on you    
  • Don't sweat the small stuff...Hey, it's all small stuff

Have a reason to live

Do you have goals you want to achieve?

Develop a positive outlook on life, daily living, friends, family, work, the Lord, and retirement

Prepare for retirement

Plan to be successful

Plan to enjoy yourself and be invigorated

Do Something Meaningful with Your Life

Get involved in your local church congregation

Get involved in other people's lives

Volunteer at your favorite hospital, nursing home, school, retirement home, Veterans hospital, mission, children's ministry, orphanage, women's or homeless shelter, or the charity or ministry of your choosing

Do Something for Yourself and your Family

Take care of yourself

  • healthy foods, watch your weight, get adequate restful sleep, exercise daily, be sure and consult with your personal physician for guidance before beginning.
  • Mind...stimulate your thinking.  Feed your mind.  Read good books, work crossword puzzles, do mental problem-solving exercises.  Read newspapers, go online, and spend time with friends in activities that stimulate your mind.
  • Sprit...don't neglect the most important part of life...your spiritual life.  Become involved in a vibrant, dynamic Christian church, or serve or volunteer at your local church.  Develop a strong relationship with God through prayer, Bible study, and service.

Stay Relevant

Keep up with the times.  Go places, see things, experience new people and seek positive experiences.  Read, research, volunteer, push yourself to keep going.  Don't quit.  Never give up.  Keep up with your friends.

Be Authentic

Be true to yourself and who you are.  Be authentic, you don't have to try and be someone or something different.  Be who you are and use your God-given gifts to your advantage, to help others, and to serve the Lord.  Put your hope and trust in the Lord.  Ask him to renew your strength.  Ask God to teach you to soar on wings like eagles.  Allow him to teach you to run and not be weary, to walk and not be faint.

Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

  • Become enthusiastic and stay enthusiastic.  When you find yourself surrounded by people who are constantly complaining, griping, exhibiting a negative attitude, and down in the dumps, get up and get away from them.  Stay away from "stinking thinking."  All it will accomplish is to get you down and give you a negative attitude.  Again, don't forget not to sweat the small stuff...and, hey, it's all small stuff.
  • Pray and ask the Lord to give you a positive mental attitude, and to help you maintain it over the long term.

The Takeaway

Take the advice of and spend your time doing things that invigorate you.  Since different things appeal to different people, spend your time doing the things and being with other people that cause you to be energized.