As 2017 comes to a close, it is natural for one to reflect on what God has done in him, for him and THROUGH him.
Reading through Judges 10, in 5 verses, 2 lives of leaders were mentioned. One of which had this description:
“After him arose Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years. And he had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities, called Havvoth-jair to this day, which are in the land of Gilead. And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.” (Judges 10:3-5)
Many other judges and leaders were mentioned in that particular book in the Old Testament. Their lives, families and what God had accomplished through them were listed. But these were all that was mentioned about these 2 guys. Maybe the author of the book didn’t have the information or maybe not much was accomplished in their lifetime than just what was mentioned.
It made me think that when my life is over, what will people remember? Thirty children? That I rode thirty donkeys and ruled thirty towns?
What is my significant contribution to the Kingdom of God?
What will people remember about what God did through me?
Who are the people I helped in my lifetime?
How is the world a better place because of me?
Did I fulfill my purpose?
We are not merely called to live life to the fullest but more so to live it according to His purpose.
His divine vocation is more important than our personal aspiration.