Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you pass away? If you are like me, you have, and if you're not well then, you haven't. When I was younger this thought never crossed my mind but when I got close to death it did, and it hasn't left my mind since it could also be the fact that I have a life-threatening disease but we won't go with that one. :)
I want to be remembered as a woman who loved God and was able to share him with others not only verbally but with actions. I want people to feel like I was able to share Jesus' love with them. Be remembered as someone who was caring and supportive but honest and loving, even giving tough love when necessary. Someone who was real and genuine in their walk with Christ. I want people to remember the positive conversations we had and the encouraging words I spoke their way.
I want this life to glorify God so much that in someone remembering me, it brings them to think of God and praise him because through him I am the person I am today or I guess then it will be was, He has molded me into a person I hardly recognize but love looking at. He astonishes me daily with his glorious grace and mercy upon us.
I was at a funeral a few years ago for this church member I had not had the pleasure of ever knowing. As people went to speak at the pulpit, I listened intently to the words coming out of their mouths of how much this man loved Jesus and how you just knew. They kept going on and on, and the focus wasn't about the deceased man, but it was about how much God was apart of his life, and ultimately they all spoke of how God reached people through him. And, I thought to myself, "Self, that is how I want to be remembered. Not for the amazing things, MI do (if I even do any) but for loving Jesus and sharing his love with the people, I come in contact with." So I want to be remembered as a person who loved God, walked with him while sharing his word and his love with everyone she could.
Is this post a little morbid? Yes, perhaps a little...
How do you want to be remembered?