Last week as I opened my email, I was inspired by Drago Adam’s
Monday Morning Motivator message. As I read it and reflected on words and insight, it resonates so much more with me today. As I share it you will be reminded to seize the moments, prioritize your life and make sure you live on purpose.
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. The wisdom of King Solomon as stated in
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens;
A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time of kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and
A time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace, what do workers gain from their toil?
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the days you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will be passed on to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence but you’re character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting lost when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
You can live a life that matters unless you choose otherwise.
God bless you all!
(❚ Noel Cadelina (Minister of FIJ City Church)