How much is enough to retire? This question plagues the mind of those who want to ensure their loved ones are well taken care of. But perhaps a better question would be “How much is too much?”
A famous saying attributed to John D. Rockefeller, one of the wealthiest men to ever live, gets to the heart of the matter. When asked how much is enough, he was purported to have answered, “just a little bit more.”
Such is the heart of man, always craving more. Fear and greed can drive our insatiable desire for more unless our planning is guided by timeless Christian principles and faith, rather than man-centered goals.
The world chases after material belongings and is surprised when we don’t. But when we know God, we know that once we have done our preparations, we can trust Him to meet our need.
In our preparation for retirement, it can be difficult to discern how much is enough. Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, the first overall draft pick, surprised everyone this past weekend when he announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 29. Why would he do that when he has such a long career ahead of him where he could make more money? Enough was enough.
He had experienced enough pain and was content with what God had provided. Money can buy a lot of things, but it cannot buy you:
- Peace of Mind
- Thriving Family Relationships with your Spouse, Children or other loved ones
We don’t have to worry if we have enough. We just have to plan and do our part and trust God with the rest. Take our assessment to see if you are ready to retire or if you have made enough preparations for your loved ones.