You Decide Your Legacy

Wake Up Call

What would you like to be remembered for after you die? One man saw a glimpse of his legacy and decided to change it. Alfred Nobel was a prolific inventor who discovered dynamite. In 1888, a French newspaper erroneously published his obituary while he was still living. In it they condemned him for inventing dynamite, something so dangerous and potentially disastrous for mankind.

Nobel decided that is not how he wanted to be remembered. It is said that this incident influenced him to establish the Nobel Prizes with his fortune. The Nobel Peace Prize is still one of the most coveted and prestigious after more than a hundred years. The first one was given in 1901. What a great legacy!

Now it’s your turn. If you read your own obituary is there something in there that you would rather not? It is not too late to think about a way to change it. You aren’t dead yet! Listen to this advice in scripture. “Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” (1 Timothy 6:18-19)

How will you be remembered? You decide!