Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

How Will You Be Remembered?

Some weeks ago at my weekly bible study cell group, I was asked to share (without prior notice) how I wanted to be remembered when I die and without hesitation my response was along these lines:

… a man of purpose, who lived a selfless life and poured himself into others”.

Being intentional about your life requires a resolute determination to be others-centric, knowing fully well that you have a short time to make a difference.

So many people live without thinking about how they want to be remembered. Legacy is not a fancy word or mere ideology; it’s a reality we must weave into the fabric of our lives on earth.

In this post, I reaffirm three fundamental truths that I hope continues to ring true in our hearts as we live out our purpose while we have the opportunity to do so.

You only have one life

No doubt you’ve heard this phrase so many times, it feels like a cliché. It isn’t.

A key wisdom for living is to understand what you can control and what you can’t. You don’t control the breath in you. You don’t control how long you have on earth. Each day is both an opportunity and a blessing.

You only have one life, one chance to ‘do life’ — you cannot be casual about it or throw it away. Live intentionally. Live purposefully — Hebrews 9:27.

Be remembered for making your life count.

Have a clear vision for your life

Are you clear about God’s vision for your life? Without knowing and pursuing that vision, you cannot live a life that will be remembered for awesome.

Too many people are simply ‘existing’. There’s more to your life than having a degree, raising a family and making some money. You must be driven by a deep, God-centred passion to be more.

Men and women who leave a great mark on their generation in godliness lived with a sense of urgency steered by a clear vision. What is God calling you to do?

It is your God-given vision that will propel you in the direction of a great destiny. Click To Tweet

Be remembered for embracing and living a vision BIGGER than you.

Live to make a difference

What difference is your life making on those in your current circle of influence?

If you will be remembered for good, you must live a life that serves others; one that pursues the joy of others, at personal cost to you.

Difference-makers empty themselves into others because they realise that the more they give, the more God replenishes them.

Be remembered for the impact you made where you are and beyond. Live to make a positive, godly difference.

Photo credit by Paolo Nicolello on Unsplash.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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