Our days are numbered. When the date after the “dash” is filled in, what will be remembered of us? I’d hope that these are the things that are said:
“He was a man after God’s own heart.”
“He loved his family.”
“I learned about God by watching his life.”
“I learned to follow Christ as I followed him.”
Though we may not know all who are watching, rest assured, they are watching. They are watching to see if what you say and do match up and are pleasing to God (Psalm 19:14). They want to believe because they see and know that you believe.
I hope that there is no question (while I’m here) with where I stand. That I can have an active part in developing a legacy that points others to God. I don’t want a legacy to be realized until after the dash.
But since we can’t know all the effects of our life on others (a good thing too, lest we become proud), we must continue to be faithful. Faithful to God’s call on our lives. Faithful to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, strength and love others. Whether in the spotlight or on the margins, may your banner be the Lord’s.
God can take your faithfulness and begin a spiritual legacy, making it a blessing to others for generations to come. You will never know until eternity all who received a blessing because of your righteous life. That is why it is so important that you daily express your love and devotion to Jesus. (Experiencing God, Day by Day)