There will be no more sunrises, minutes, hours or days. All the things you have collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass on to someone else. Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, and plan to do list will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you live on at the end, it won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built, not what you got, but what you gave. It’s one thing for sure, what we built and got is produced from God’s creation. What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, and sacrifices that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character, also what will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel the lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance, but of choice.
I really enjoy writing articles that encourage readers to grow in the Lord and will cause people to smile, laugh or cry and cling to the grace of God is what I most enjoy writing about. God Bless!
CHOOSE A LIFE THAT MATTERS!
To God Be The Glory!
A concerned citizen,
Rebecca A. Ogden