What is yours? Is it all the work you are doing at your job? At your church? In your neighborhood?
Is it about how we decorate our homes? The car we drive? The money we will leave to our kids (yeah right)?
Every now and then (okay maybe a bit more often than that) I reflect on the kind of wife and mother I am. I mean, I am more than just those 2 things.....but really, those are the 2 most important hats I wear. So I like to stop and think and look at how I am doing those things.
This last week every time I hear this song, I am reminded to examine what I am doing daily that will impact eternity!
Nichole Nordeman's song is just so great....
I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much
I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace whoblessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead,
"Well Done" good and faithful one...
That about sums up my desire to leave a legacy...I want to hear "Well Done" by my creator!