The number of stories we see in the news like this one about the Social Security Trust Fund coming under increasing stress is only likely to grow. Eventually, whether we like it or not, we are going to get pushed into a system that will either offer fewer benefits to retirees and/or require greater contribution from working Americans.
The GEO Principle challenges people to rethink the years typically considered for retirement. If work brings you closer to God, then the incentive to quit working as soon as possible diminishes. People who find they are growing closer to God through their work -- typically through interaction with their co-workers or customers -- may find it rewarding to work well beyond age 62or age 65. Of course, a lot of this will be dictated by health. But many people are physically fit enough to work at a good pace through their 70s.
Working later into life means less need to tap into retirement systems such as Social Security. I have always believed that living your faith at work makes you better off, you company better off and the broader community better off. Delaying the needto use Social Security funds might be one important way that living your faith at work betters the broader community.