Warning: Maybe morbid for some but it was quite a reminder for me.
I had a meeting yesterday with Pastor Joey and a couple of other pastors. We were discussing a few things we needed to fix.
In the discussion, Pastor Joey mentioned something I’ve heard years ago yet it hit me in a different way yesterday.
He was talking about passion. He was speaking vision. We was downloading ‘umph’ in all that we do.
Our time in this planet is limited. That is true whether you are in your 50’s, 30’s or 20’s or teens. And that is the reason why we need to give it our best shot every single day.
What has God called me to do in my life? This year? This month? This week? Today? At this very moment?
Then he said something that hit me like a left hook from Manny Pacquiao.
“One day, I’m going to be in that casket. And way before that time comes, I often tell remind myself, what will the people say about the man in that very coffin?”
That hit me like a bullet train.
What will people say when I’m gone?
With this question in front of me always, my life, then is going to be lived with passion and umph to do whatever it takes to accomplish God’s will.
Because at the end of it all, it’s not the applause of men that I’m after, but the applause of heaven. Hearing God saying “Well done, good and faithful servant” is definitely more than enough for me.