“He reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and to no one’s sorrow, departed.” II Chronicles 21:20
Will you be missed when you are gone? Are you leaving a legacy or will anyone be sad when you pass away?
I know this sounds like a cruel question, but I only intend to provoke thought. What am I doing with my life that is affecting others for the good, so that I will be missed when I am gone? Imagine being a king for 8 years and no one being sad when you died. Jehoram had eight years to make a difference in the kingdom but lived contrary to God’s ways. The result in the end was a painful death and no one caring that he died.
Our lives are short and we must leave a mark on the world in which we live. If we are not doing something to impact those around us, we will slip into eternity unnoticed. The endeavor of our lives should be to touch as many lives as we can and leave a legacy behind us. Beginning with our family, our church, our neighborhood and our world.
I challenge you, decide today, to begin living different! Live passionately for others! Give your life away and see what God can do through you. In the end, you will be missed!
Together, let’s make a difference in the world we live. Let’s join together and touch the lives of those around us.