And I, I don’t want to leave a legacy
I don’t care if they remember me
And I, I’ve only got one life to live
I’ll let every second point to Him
~ Only Jesus, Casting Crowns
I’ve been thinking a lot about life now that we’ve been in Virginia for six weeks. What have I left behind? What’s on the horizon? Choices I’ve made –some good, some not so good. Relationships: some good ones and some doozies. All have taught me valuable lessons in living this life. But at the end of the day, the big question is how have I loved Jesus Christ today?
Will people remember me and the choices I’ve made in life? Or will they remember Jesus because of how I’ve lived my life? Life doesn’t have to be perfect to see Him. In fact, sometimes people see Him most in the imperfections and cracks. That’s where His grace is found most profoundly: in moments of weakness. I don’t know about you, but my life is riddled with these moments throughout. In fact, I’ve written a book laying out my brokenness in order to showcase Christ’s grace. (You can find it by clicking this link:https://tinyurl.com/yxgfn53j)
That’s my past. Looking into the horizon, I see many opportunities to succeed, some through failures first. But that’s okay. Success should not be defined by society or culture, or the world, for that matter. It’s not wealth, fame, or even the appearance of perfection and well-being. Success is found in Micah 6:8: “Human being, you have already been told what is good, what Adonai demands of you — no more than to act justly, love grace and walk in purity with your God” (quoted from the Complete Jewish Bible).
Nothing else matters.