Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Only Legacy

Day 30: List 5 things you would hope to be remembered for.

This is the last day of August's 30 Day Blogging Challenge!  If you completed this challenge or started late, post the link to your blog in the comments below.  This month has gone by quickly.

When I was younger, being remembered was a big deal to me.  I very much wanted to be remembered after I died.  Leaving a legacy seemed so very important.  I lost a friend at fifteen and I was so desperate to remember him.  When I woke in the night, when I got up in the morning, while I studied at school, when I spent time with my friends.  Whenever I forgot, even for a moment, I felt extreme shame.  He needed to be remembered.  

I still remember Gatlin and think of him often, but I have a different perspective of being remembered now.

After I die, I probably won't be remembered.  Of course I will for a little while, but what about in a hundred years?  Three hundred?  My name will only be a fading scratch on a gravestone.  It doesn't matter so much if I am remembered because I will be alive and worshiping the King of Kings.  He knows me.  He will remember me.  And I will know Him face-to-face.

But if I could think of five things to be remembered for, they would be that I was:

1.) Redeemed.  When people look back on my life, I would hope the thought would be, "Wow, God's grace was displayed in her. " 

2.) A lover of orphans.

3.) Kind. 

4.) One who loves well.

5.) A reflection of Him.

What are 5 things you would like to be remembered for?

Two years ago: Ruin Me
Three years ago: 30 Day Blog Challenge

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