How Will You Be Remembered?

Like many teenagers across the country, young people from my church attend youth camps. After returning from one camp, our church had a so-called Teen Takeover where the youth and youth director conducts the entire service. This included a time where the teens shared their favorite sermons. Many of them pointed back to a How Will You Be Remembered At Your Funeral? message.

It was around this time that was I trying to find something to blog about for One Million Dads. It was also around this time that many people were leaving AFA for other jobs in which God called them to serve. One employee even had a medical emergency, one that he survived. That got me to thinking. How would I be remembered if today was my last day of work? How would people remember you on your last day of work?

As is the case with the How Will You Be Remembered At Your Funeral? sermon, will people remember you as fake, angry, gentle, or understanding? Will they remember you as a good witness for Jesus Christ? If your job is of a secular nature, do your co-workers even know that you are a Christian?

If you think people will remember you in a more negative way, it’s not too late to change. Even if today is your last day on the job, do the right thing. Show them love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. If you need help in this area, you know where to go. Go to the Lord.

Chris Woodward

Assistant Editor, One Million Dads
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