Live a Life that will Matter


Are you living a life that you would want to be emulated? Has your life been one serving others or just yourself? Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you come to the end of life’s journey? Most importantly, are you living your life as God wants you to live it? Jesus said in Matthew 7:12 (ESV), “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Jesus gave us a command and a choice in this verse. The command is that if we want others to do the right thing by us, we must, in turn, do right by them. The choice is the life we choose to live: one that will give us eternal damnation or one that will allow us to spend an eternity with Jesus. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I choose to live a life that will matter. One day Jesus is going to return for His church. That church will not be a building. It will be the church that lives within us, for the Word declares in Ephesians 5:1, 27 (KJV): “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” This entire chapter presents a thorough discourse on how we should live and treat each other, especially as families. Being kind to others takes a whole lot less energy than being mean. Purposely being mean to others causes undue stress and will ultimately prove no viable point. It’s a big “time waster”! God gave all of us a mission in life, but many of us have not stopped being so busy long enough to listen and work toward fulfilling it. There is much work to be done, for Jesus said, “…The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38 KJV). Some of the “famous” have spoken these profound words about making our lives matter, in a call to action for the greater good:

• “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”–Winston Churchill

• “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”– Charles Dickens

• “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

• “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammed Ali

• “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

Always abound in the faith, and never leave home without Him!