Meaning

Little Things

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The little things I do for others are more permanent than my written words will ever be. Action by action, day by day I’m investing in the lives of those I love and enabling them to one day be all they were created to be.

 

Source: Didn’t I Just Do the Dishes?

Photo Credit: Locked Hearts Free Stock Photo – Public Domain Pictures

Things that Last

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There’s something inside me that longs for permanence in what I do. I want the things I invest my time and resources in to last—and not just for a day or two, or even a year. I want them to last beyond me.

 

Source: Didn’t I Just Do the Dishes?

Photo Credit: File:Jacobikerk Utrecht Clockwork 1.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

A Worthy Legacy

Blog_CompassAndMapI would think the reality of life’s brevity would move us to nobler endeavors. As for me, it moves me to seek my purpose for being here. It makes me want to leave a worthy legacy, even if unrecognized by the masses.

 

Source: Life IS Short

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A Matter of When

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Despite our differences, we all have one thing in common: we’re mortal. The only distinction is timing. It’s a matter of when.

 

Source: Life IS Short

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Life IS Short

Blog_HourglassYou may be younger than you think. It depends how long you’re going to live. And you may be older than you think…it depends on when you’re going to die.

Despite our differences, we all have one thing in common: we’re mortal. The only distinction is timing. It’s a matter of when.

Some of my high school friends believed they had their lives stretched indefinitely before them—until sadly, tragically, and suddenly they were gone. They were older than they thought. At eighty and almost every year after, my husband’s grandma returned to the Philippines “to die.” But she was younger than she thought, living to be one month shy of 108.

No matter much time we’re given, we will one day breathe our final breath. And when we do, a fleeting thought will pass through our fading minds. “I can’t believe it’s already over. It was too…short.”

A recent scandal uncovered the secret lives of clients who succumbed to a business’ motto: “Life is short. Have an affair.” Really? Is that what we want our legacy to be? “Here lies Unfaithful. Wrecked many lives for the fulfillment of his own. Now just a corpse without a memory, while leaving behind memories of the pain he wrought.”

I would think the reality of life’s brevity would move us to nobler endeavors. As for me, it moves me to seek my purpose for being here. It makes me want to leave a worthy legacy, even if unrecognized by the masses.

At the end of our lives, do we want to be known for building, or for destroying? For loving, or for hating? For bringing freedom, or bondage? For living to gratify our fading flesh, or to benefit our generation…and generations to come? Because only God knows when we’ll take our final breath.
 
“Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.” (Psalm 39:4-5)

At the End of my Life

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At the end of my life, I don’t care if anyone remembers my face, or even my name. I only hope I’ll have planted enough seeds of love to grow life-outlasting fruit. And I hope to have rightly represented our God of grace, mercy, truth, and love to have drawn people to know how amazing he truly is.

 

Source: Living with Legacy in Mind

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What is Good

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“He has shown you, oh mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

 

Source: Living with Legacy in Mind

Photo Credit: Bench Seat on Beach www.publicdomainpictures.net