I know that no one likes funerals, I’m at the top of that list. Even though everyone says they don’t like them, I see people attending a co workers aunt’s cousins neighbors funeral, just to represent…lol, I could never get that. In my life time I can count the number of funerals I’ve been to on one hand, so yeah, I really don’t like them.
One part of a funeral that always intrigues me is the reading of the eulogy. I always wonder if the words read are sincere or just buttered up to not cause more grief. One thing that always comes out of it for me, is that I wonder what’s going to be said about me when I’m gone? Will my loved ones have to make up stuff to make me sound good? What are people going to remember the most about me? Would I have left a mark on this earth, or just wasted the opportunities that God put in my path? Am I going to be known as a woman of God who loved and served God’s people or someone who brought shame to the name of Christ and lived a selfish life?
What people think about me after I’m gone is one thing, but the impact I make on this earth can be eternal, and that is my desire.
I want to have manifested the kingdom of God on this earth while here. Pray for the sick and see them recover, preach the gospel to the lost and see them saved, bring restoration to broken families and lives. This is how I want to be remembered. I want someone who had been healed years after walking in their healing to meet a friend on the street and say to them, “years ago a lady by the name of Onikka prayed for me and Jesus healed me.” For a young woman who almost took her life to say,” Onikka prayed for me and I was set free”. As I write this I feel excited to continue doing God’s will in my life and to do even more, not to sound good or look good in the eyes of people.
I realize that my life on this earth can bring freedom, joy and salvation to as many as I allow God to use me to, and its only just begun.
Matthew 5:13 – 16 “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”.
This scripture sums up what our lives should be on this earth as children of God and it’s how I would like to be known, as a light on this earth showing good works everywhere I go. After all, it’s what we were made to do.
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