Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the extent of my days, let me know how transient I am. Behold, You have made my days as handsbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing in Your sight, surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Psalm 39:4-5
Look at what the Bible says about David (the most respected king of the Old Testament—the first half of the Bible) in Acts 13:36,
“For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep (died)…”
What a legacy—he served God’s purpose in his own generation.
That is what God desires of us—that we serve His purpose in our own generation… that we live in the now by turning our intentions into actions and turning our whole heart to Jesus, that we develop an eternal perspective that focuses on what’s important—Jesus. All He asks is that we do it where we are. Not all of us are called to do massive, publicly recognized feats. Most of us will be called to serve God’s purpose in quiet ways that most people will never know about… but it will make a lasting impact for the kingdom of God in the life of those people who did see and experience Jesus through you. That will be the legacy that we leave. When our last 30 days are up, we’ll have fought the good fight, we’ll have finished the race, we’ll have kept the faith.
Live in the now. Turn intentions into actions. Develop and live out an eternal perspective that focuses on Jesus. Say what God wants you to say. Do what God wants you to do. Live as God wants you to live. Leave a Godly legacy. Sounds like a great idea if we knew that we only had 30 days to live.
Who knows? We just might.
What are we waiting for?