What Will You Leave Behind?

If you have been spending too much time worrying about the events in our world, maybe today we should take a look at what God has created us for. To live our lives so that we bring glory to God. “But how do we do that?” You ask. Let’s start with letting go of all these issues that we have absolutely no control over and start to live our lives with freedom and hope in what God has designed us for. Eph. 2:10, tells us that we are God’s masterpieces, created to do good things that he planned for us long ago. Our lives are to do things that will last far beyond our lives. I remember, many years ago hearing Dr. Tony Campolo speak and one of the stories that he told us and impressed me with what my life needs to be doing. There was a sociological study in which fifty people over the age of ninety-five were asked one question: “If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?” It was an open-ended question, and a multiplicity of answers came from these eldest of senior citizens. However, three answers constantly re-emerged and dominated the results of the study. Those three answers were: If I had to do over again, I would reflect more. If I had to do over again, I would risk more. If I had it to do over again, I would do more things that would live on after I am dead. These people’s age and wisdom tells us that we must quit worrying and focusing on the bad things of this world and focus on living life to leave behind something that will live long beyond our own lives. So today, let’s reflect more, you might have to risk more and for sure, please do something today that will live long beyond your own life.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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