Imagine yourself coming into a church. You are walking down the aisle and to your left and right are people with grief written all over their faces. You can feel the sense of loss in the atmosphere. It is a funeral service. And it is about to begin.
You walk to the casket and you come face to face with yourself. Really, it’s your funeral service 40, 50 or 60 years from now. And the people there are loved ones who have come to honour you and show appreciation to God for your life.
You take a seat and look through the programme in your hand. Four people will speak about you; your colleague, your pastor, your child and your spouse. The question is, what will they say about you? Or what would you want them to say about you? What difference would you have made in their lives. Think deeply about this.
The answer to those questions will define the direction in which your life should go right now. It will clarify your values. It will re-organise your priorities. Some things that look so important will suddenly not seem to be the most important anymore. The answer to those questions will give you a clear sense of direction.
To die effectively, we must live effectively. And to live effectively is to fulfill God’s purpose for bringing us into the world. God has a purpose for each of us. That purpose is God’s yardstick for measuring our success.
The greatest tragedy in life is for one to die without having achieved God’s purpose for his or her life. I believe that the greatest question in life is; “WHY WAS I BORN?” And I am convinced that the greatest day of a man’s life is the day he discovers the answer to that question.
A life that is lived without fulfilling its God-ordained purpose therefore is a waste of time. Life without purpose is an experiment. But this life is too short for experiments.
Ask yourself these questions: “Why am I here? What difference am I supposed to make? What contributions am I supposed to make to my family, society and the world?”
Your answers will determine how you will be remembered.
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