What would people say about you when you die? In light of my most recent post, this is a question I have been asking myself. When I leave this earth, what will people remember me for? Will I leave behind something that will last or am I living a life that will end, people will be sad, but then after a couple of days, only a few that were close to me would still reflect on the life I lived with them?
I think we may have all asked ourselves this question. We may have all wondered “am I living a life worth living?”
I was listening to a podcast the other day that referenced a story of a sister who committed suicide. As her loved ones were gathering her belongings, they realized that her life was placed in a shoebox.
A profound statement was made by the father “How sad. It shouldn’t be this way. Her whole life summed up in a shoebox.”
All I could do when I heard this, was think, “that isn’t how it should be!” Our lives should leave so much more that it would be impossible to sum it up in a shoebox.
We are to be so connected, so interwoven with each other that we leave a mark somehow. As a follower of Christ, we are called to preserve and shed light in a world of darkness through Jesus.
If we are doing our job, then there should be no way a shoebox would keep us.
If I am doing my job, then my life will leave a void. It is not a prideful statement, it is a biblical statement. If I were to lose my life today, my hope is that I have made a mark on this world for Jesus that it would be missed.
Wherever you are called to be, whether in a factory making erasers or a CEO sitting on top of the world, your life should make a difference.
If we follow Christ, our role in this world is meant to lead people to Jesus. We need to constantly be asking ourselves, “Am I leading a life that leads to life” and “Am I living life in such a way, that when I leave this world, I will keep living!”
Make a mark so big in this world for Jesus, so that no shoebox could hold you!