“'You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.'"- Matt.5:13-14
What would people say about you when you die? In light of my most recent post, this is a question I have been asking myself. When I leave this earth, what will people remember me for? Will I leave behind something that will last or am I living a life that will end, people will be sad, but then after a couple of days, only a few that were close to me would still reflect on the life I lived with them?
I think we may have all asked ourselves this question. We may have all wondered "am I living a life worth living?"
I think this is an important question for us to ask as we live.
I was listening to a podcast the other day that referenced a story of a sister who committed suicide. As her loved ones were gathering her belongings, they realized that her life was placed in a shoebox.
A profound statement was made by the father "How sad. It shouldn't be this way. Her whole life summed up in a shoebox."
All I could do when I heard this, was think, "that isn't how it should be!" Our lives should leave so much more that it would be impossible to sum it up in a shoebox.
We are to be so connected, so interwoven with each other that we leave a mark somehow. As a follower of Christ, we are called to preserve and shed light in a world of darkness through Jesus.
If we are doing our job, then there should be no way a shoebox would keep us.
If I am doing my job, then my life will leave a void. It is not a prideful statement, it is a biblical statement. If I were to lose my life today, my hope is that I have made a mark on this world for Jesus that it would be missed.
Wherever you are called to be, whether in a factory making erasers or a CEO sitting on top of the world, your life should make a difference.
If we follow Christ, our role in this world is meant to lead people to Jesus. We need to constantly be asking ourselves, "Am I leading a life that leads to life" and "Am I living life in such a way, that when I leave this world, I will keep living!"
Make a mark so big in this world for Jesus, so that no shoebox could hold you!