When I am gone….how will I be remembered?? When my time on this earth is done, what legacy will I leave behind? Surely I am not the only person who has had these thoughts. I know it isn’t something we tend to think about when we are younger. We should though..and as adults we should teach our children to do the same. I am more concerned though with what God thinks..judgement by “man” not so much..it is God’s judgement that counts. I do hope though that the way I live and act and speak show that Jesus is in me.
I hope that my life points to Jesus..and my love for Him. I hope I touch somebody in a way that impacts them and causes them to long for Jesus. I hope that my love for Jesus is seen and outweighs any mistakes I have made during my life. (I know I am not perfect). I want to be an encourager, a lighthouse that shines for Jesus. I want to stand out..for Jesus..not for me.
I hope my family and friends will say that I was an example of what an authentic Christian wife, momma, friend, woman should be. I really hope they will remember me as someone who loved them unconditionally and proved it with my actions. I hope they will remember that when I made mistakes..I came back and apologized and made things right. When my time on this earth is done, I hope that my Heavenly Father will say, “Well done my good and faithful servant!”
How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope your life points to? Will your life on this earth, the way you live and choices you make bring others to Christ???
I want to glorify Christ..He was persecuted falsely, beaten, and nailed to a cross..because He loves me..and He desires me. He desires you too and He loves you! He doesn’t need us..but He has chosen us!
If you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus (you have never surrendered your life to Jesus)…I want you to know that He wants you. He loves you. He had feelings like you and I…He even was distressed the night of his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Mark 14: 33-36 Jesus is fixing to go into the garden to pray..this was after the Last Supper and washing of the disciple’s feet..Jesus knew what was coming next..what He was sent to this earth to do… the verses say : And He took Peter, James and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.” He went a little farther and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, Abba Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.
Jesus suffered for your sins and mine..not His…He was without sin. They couldn’t even find anything to charge Him with that was factual. He knew what was coming..the ridicule, false judgement, sorrow, hurt feelings, and death. Yet, He willingly suffered for my sins and yours. He also knew that on the third day He would be raised from the dead.. 🙂
Romans 5:8 ~ But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I want to live a life that is pleasing to my Lord , and when I am gone I hope others will know that Jesus loves them because of the way I lived. It is a choice..minute by minute..how we live our lives. Giving glory to God…or living for the world. I want it to be said of me that I made an impact for Christ! In order to be remembered the way I want, I have to walk the walk..watch my words and actions..make sure that I am not doing anything to mess up my witness for Christ. I will be the first to tell you I am far from perfect, thank goodness God desires imperfect people(all people are imperfect anyways). If we were perfect then we wouldn’t need a Savior. It is my heart’s desire though to please Him..not grieve Him.
Matthew 5:16 ~ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
How do you want to be remembered? Do you know where you are going when your time on this earth is done? If you don’t..don’t wait..surrender to Jesus now. He wants to carry your burdens..He wants to save you. If you have surrendered your life and you are a child of God..is your life bringing glory to God? Are you making an impact? Everybody has a gift and a purpose. Are you using yours to bring Him glory?
Matthew 11:28-30 ~ Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
As I ask you these questions, I am challenged also..to make sure that each day..each moment..I am living in a way that is pleasing to God. I want to hear those sweet words from my Savior when I get to heaven..”Well done…”
UNTIL NEXT TIME! 🙂