Friday, July 6, 2018


I decided to look at all the words that says are synonyms for this word. There are a few, and some I am not sure I understand like eloquent, consequential, or material. I have been trying to determine what I should say about this word and I keep coming back to one thought....

A few years ago a friend of mine lost her battle with cancer. It took a huge toil on her life. She was a good mother, wife, friend, and she loved the Lord. I miss her! It left me with a question, and I am sure that it will make some of you think why would a Christian ask it...

If I come to the end of my life and I find that there is nothing after it (no heaven or hell, just end), will this life I have lived be enough? And since I believe there is an afterwards... will I have lived my life in the light of how God wanted me to live?

Will I leave a legacy that will bless others or have I cause so much hurt that people will be glad for me to be gone? Will people miss me when I am gone? Have I given all I should have given being a human, not just as a Christian? I think that there are basic things that all people should do, Christian or not, the bible says we know in ourselves what those things are. We know at our core how to treat people and make life better for ourselves and others around us. We just chose not to. 
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:11
Have I loved people that have come into my life? Have I given all I have for the betterment of the world? Have I done anything of worth?
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." James 4:13-15
My life is a vapor, I am here for a specific amount of time and then it is over... at the end what will I have left behind, is there any worth that I will take forward with me?
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.  According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” I Corinthians 3: 9-17
These are legitimate questions to ask, I shouldn't worry about them though. I should try to live my life the way I need to, to leave a legacy I will be proud to leave. I know there are many people who think these thoughts should not even cross a Christian's mind, but I think they should. Life is like a race, am I giving my all, or am I just limping along not caring whether or not I win. Or am I not even trying because I know my best is not good enough? 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
 How will I finish my race? How will you finish yours? We have a say in this, we determine the legacy we leave. I want mine to be one of love and compassion for others, I might need to work on it a little harder...

Sorry, if this doesn't make any sense...

Thanks for reading. God Bless You all.

I thought of these songs as I was working on this post... I hope you can get a message from them.


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