It’s a humbling and almost morbid thought to acknowledge that in our culture, a person can die suddenly and unexpectedly in a car accident, from a sudden stroke or infection and in less than a week, could quite possibly no longer exist in any form on this planet, partly because of how, with our cultural norms, many people are cremated in less than a week after death. In other words, any of us can be living, breathing, productive creations, going about our lives and in the blink of an eye it can all change and literally nothing of us (in the physical) may remain, merely a few days later.
Recently, I’ve seen this with several different individuals I’ve known personally, and it’s both humbling and motivating to be reminded that we must truly strive to create an eternal legacy here, because when we are gone physically, it’s the eternal that truly matters and all that is left.
One very special and dynamic woman comes to mind, who recently was killed in a fluke vehicle accident where a tire blew and her vehicle flipped, while she was on her way to a missions trip in Mexico. While I’ve been praying for comfort and provision for her lovely family, I am so thankful for the eternal legacy she has sewn and built for not only her own family and friends but countless others and also for thousands she has touched and ministered to in her decades of missions work and ministry.
This woman was a woman who lived with purpose and fulfilled her calling, using the God given talents, passions, and anointing given her. Her legacy is eternally far reaching and her life is a beautiful example of a heart yielded and surrendered. Yes, many millions of people may spend more time physically on this planet we call Earth, but you would be hard pressed to find someone who has left such a lasting legacy of far reaching eternal consequences.
As we approach Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Day as many of us call it, we can draw on the inspiration of Christ who, after departing in the physical, left us the ultimate eternal legacy.
I encourage you, to take inventory on what you are doing to create an eternal legacy, now. Now is all we have for certain. Diligently seek God’s wisdom, direction, and purpose for your life, no matter where you are in your journey. Pray and consider the possibility of partnering with a qualified Life Coach who can come alongside your journey and who can assist you in evaluating and assessing your purpose, path, and calling, while helping you to set a course and a plan of action with attainable and measurably goals and accountability.
Happy Resurrection Day and may you live and love your Anointed Journey.