The aim is not to live forever, but to create something that would.
Every time a celebrity passes away, the world is reminded again of how momentarily life is. People begin to reflect on their lives, how well or not so well, they have lived it. This involves making personal promises to change and be more intentional.
Sadly by the next day, in the midst of the challenges of the day, these promises are forgotten. That is, until another prominent death happens.
The Bible describes our human lives as fleeting, here today, gone tomorrow, not to be taken so seriously (Ecclesiastes 1:2).
Yet it also calls for the need to be intentional. What would you do if tomorrow was your last day on earth? Would the challenges you face be as important as they are today?
This is not a post to scare anyone, but instead to serve as a reminder,for me, for you.
A few months ago, a friend on an online Whats App group wished me on my birthday, “may you die empty“. As expected I took offense to it almost immediately, misunderstanding what that meant. I thought he meant to die poor or something negative. Till he explained.
We are all created with gifts and talents. No matter what your faith or lack of faith is, everyone is created with something that makes them unique in this world. It would be sad if we don’t utilize it while still here on earth.
This year has been tough for us individually and the world at large. The year 2020, the Covid year, is one nobody would forget for a very long time.
This should be a friendly reminder for us to live our lives to the fullest extent in whatever we do. Write that book, visit that city/ country, get that degree, change that job, apply for that position.
In all you do, discover your purpose your gifts, and live your life intentionally.