"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25.
If you died tomorrow, what would your tombstone read? What would people gather to say about you? Who would want to talk about you? Let's say you die broken, beaten down, tired and weary. Life's an endless inconvenience and your dragging along side it until the good lord pulls you back home. Would the tombstone read “Here lies a broken, incomplete scared miserable example of clinging to life by a thread”. Would they speak of you as they saw you in your last days? Or the lives changed because of yours. The reason I speak of this is because death is inevitable. There's nothing we can do to escape death. It's a difficult concept to grasp, but its reality. So, since we know the day will come, many questions rise, how will they pay tribute to you? Who will speak on your behalf? But since we will never know until we get there I guess the real question is what do you want your tombstone to read? what do you want them to say about you? How do you really want them to remember you? That can mean different things for different people, but it's a hard question to answer. If people remember you as incomplete, broken, sad, worn down, could you blame them? I mean, that's how they remember you and they cant change that. But what if they remembered you for another reason. What if they spoke about you in the highest way possible. “Here lies a loving, faithful, dedicated, motivated inspiration to those around her/him” That's what we want to be said, right? But is it reality? Do they believethat? What if we became the person we want to be remembered as. How would that change our perspective on life and affect those around us? I guarantee if you compared what someone wants said about them at their funeral to the words someone speaks about them, they would be completely different, because that's not how life works. Your not perceived as what you believe just because you believe it to be true. It the people around you who form the opinions and the words about you. Why aren't we practicing what were preaching about ourselves? We can't expect to be described as caring, and trusting, and loving if we can't commit to being that. Now I don't know what I would want printed onto my tombstone but I know, I try to be the person I want to be described as, but are you? Whether you're reading this from Northpoint, or you heard about us online, or even my friends, thank you. It's because of people like you, that I am able to do this. Stay tuned for a new blog post every week about the latest feelings, activities, and stories I have to share. Be kind to one another, God bless.