In the past few weeks there have been a few funerals too many. Its never easy to see someone leave this life and go ” On to the next one.” I think the first question people tend to ask is, WHY? Why has this happened. We many never really know or understand why. That is possibly one of the most difficult realities to grasp. Another thing that happens is, as we hear stories about the dearly deceased, we often say, “Wow, he/she really made an impact in so many lives.” Its in those moments, that I begin to evaluate my life and wonder, what would be said at my funeral and what would be placed on my tombstone?
Recently, I was at a funeral, and I began to ask myself those very questions. Here are a few things that I realized. I realized truly how short life is. The bible calls life a vapor, here one day and gone the next. And we see that its so true. It really hit me that life is precious and tomorrow is definitely not promised. I think realizing that, it really helped me to again appreciate the simple things in life… (fresh air, health, family, freedom, etc )
I also realized that the things that we often place so much value on; the things that we strive so hard to obtain, that when the smoke settles and it all falls down, probably dont matter as much as we first thought. What matters to you? What are the things that you are investing your money and time into that really are not a priority to God.
When your body is laid to rest, what will you be remembered by? “He was funny” or “He was dope in Madden?” Or do you want to be remember as someone that Loved GOD with all your heart and loved others. I think if we center our lives around that, when we “cash out” our lives, the “deposits” that we made in others will be a greater legacy than the 50″ LED TV and the World War 2 Pendants we left behind.
I just want to please God. I want to hear those words, Well done good and faithful servant!!! I want to live my life for others. I want to appreciate people while they are here on earth. My grandmother always tells me, “Give me flowers now, while Im alive to smell them.” Lets apply that to our lives, now. Tell someone you love them, thank someone for making an impact in your life, forgive someone that you have been beefin with. Do it now, cause tomorrow is not promised.
On my tombstone I want it to read, “He did it for God, He did it for others”