I completed a rather interesting task this evening while waiting for Lydia to come out from her swimming training.
While reading a ‘self help’ book I meditated on a question from the author; what would I like people to say at my funeral and how would I like to be remembered?
I thought about this for a while and then wrote some comments.
Interestingly none of my comments were about being a success in business or career, nothing about the size of my house or possessions, or the amount of money I made.
They were all about people; how I related to them, how they saw me, and which of my characteristics and values were important to them.
This should not have been a surprise as we were created to be in relationships, with our God and with other people.
We are relational beings.
We are not meant to live in isolation.
The really important things in life are all to do with other people; with people we love and people who love us.
At the end of the day material possessions (as nice and comfortable as they make life) are not important, what we think about others and what others think about us are the vital things in life.
Relationships are the real treasures in life.
I thought about my relationship with the Lord, with my family and with my friends and felt a glow inside.
My relationships make me happy and make life worth living.
So I challenge you tonight to ask yourself the same question, what do you want people to say at your funeral and how do you want to be remembered?
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you created me as a relational being, and thank you for all the wonderful relationships in my life”.
Hebrews 10 v 24…..And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works