Have you ever stopped to think and ponder about how you will be remembered when you are no more? When your folks stop by your grave or sit around in the house, gather in the church, work place, street, etc to talk about you, what will they say? On the other hand, you might wonder if you will be remembered at all.
What works are counting for you now that you still breath? This calls for sober reflection.
Some people, what they are remembered for is that they are trouble makers.
Some are remembered as liars, cheats, insincere people, stingy, gossips, problem bringer etc.
Or will people remember you as a solution provider, giver and a helper?
What do people say about you even now that you are alive?
You don’t live to please but to do what is right before God, man, and your conscience.
One of the greatest gifts that God has given humanity is the beautiful gift of memory.
In a sense, memory allows us to relive a moment that was so special to us and vise versa.
Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!”
“Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.”
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.”
“Memories are special moments that tell our story.”
When one visits you in the house, how did you treat the person?
When that person that had that problem came to you, how did you handle the issue that was brought to you?
What legacy are you building?
Your good or bad legacy will continue after you have moved onto the next life.
Will you be remembered for your attitude, presence, words, and actions that left a pleasant fragrance or putrid stench.
In order to establish a great legacy, there needs to put an intentional effort every day with the help of the Holy Spirit.
What do you want to be remembered by your family, friends, and co-workers, neighbours, everyone.
Would you leave a legacy of joy in the midst of difficulty?
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:2-3).
Would you build a legacy of receiving and giving grace?
“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care” (1 Corinthians 3:10).
God gives us great grace to accomplish His will right where we are. Being on the receiving end of undeserved grace and mercy makes it easier to pass it on to others.
Giving grace is the ability to release our loved ones to experience everything God has created them to be and allowing them to make mistakes along the journey without being condemned.
How would you be remembered?
- Would you build a legacy of encouraging and inspiring others towards greatness?
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness” (Hebrews 3:13).
Some people specialize in negative thoughts and words. They always have something to bring people down—a discouraging word, a disapproving look, or disrespectful actions. That is not good.
Sometimes we have to bring the joy with us when we show up in the home, work, church, or community.
Great personal joy happens within us when other people are inspired by our words and actions.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
- Would you build a legacy of modeling forgiveness?
It is much easier to talk and think about forgiving others than actually doing it. However, God gives an incredible freedom to those who choose to forgive those who have offended them. Christ’s sacrifice at the cross is most modeled when we forgive as He has forgiven us.
- Would you build a legacy of doing good and productive work?
“Their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work” (1 Corinthians 3:13).
- Would you build a legacy of unconditional love for your family and friends?
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).
God has called us to love unconditionally as He has loved us.
- How faithful are you?
What are you being remembered for?
Is your life showing forth the good fragrance of the Lord?
Would people rely on you?
Are you trustworthy?
Can people believe in you?
Ponder and Reflect.
If God requires your soul today, will you be ready and happy to go?
Do you think will you be celebrated or missed when you’re no more?
peradventure you relocate from where you are staying now, how will people around feel it? Will they thank God you have gone with your troubles?
What legacy are you building now and what will you leave behind when the time comes?
Your reputation is everything. It’s also the only thing you’re in complete control of.
Make amends today. Now you know, tomorrow, you do not know- it belongs to unknown.
May God help us to do our work to His Glory in Jesus name amen.
God bless 🙏