Life is Short

How do you want to be remembered?

I get caught up in the pressure and busyness of the day.  I run and push and strive and ulcerate.  It is sooooo much fun (sarcasm).

But is that what I want to be remembered for?  Do I want to be known as someone who made a ton of money?  Do I want people to know me as the guy who saved or started a company?  A business?

That’s not my hope and dream.

I want to be seen as a loving husband, a good dad.  I want to be known for my ability to see God, see beauty, see love.  I want to be remembered for my ability to care, my propensity for worship, my reckless abandon where Jesus is concerned.  I want to leave a legacy where I matter little and my King matters much.

See, life is too short for me to matter.  There are too many things of greater significance to me.  I can’t take myself to seriously when I see my position in the universe.  Do I want to matter more?  I’m not sure there is a point to me mattering.

God thinks I’m important.  He saw me among the billions and asked me to be His child.  Isn’t that enough.  I think so.

And life is too short to waste my time on promoting myself.  

Life is just too short.

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One thought on “Life is Short

  1. Bill Hawkins

    This is very good! I see so many places I want to make comments. I saw one of your stories where you were concerned about getting older and having learned little or some such. And I thought, -Wow! I was 72 before God really GOT me! Yet I have never felt more used and usable by God than now…and in 11 days I will be 81! Who cares? People are needing me and God is allowing me to be of value to some people now more than ever. That is what I wanted when I was 15. Took a while and lots of abrasions but better now than never! Praise be to Jesus!- I LOVE that song about the Strong Tower by Promise Keepers. I want to sing that one! I can deal with your taste in songs. The words are powerful! You have YEARS ahead of you. I know how you feel better now than I did before. I had NO idea you were going through some of the stuff you went through. Probably wouldn’t have been able to help had I known but I wish I could have.
    Proud of you! Bless you in the name of Jesus! Dad

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