Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. And when death is knocking, there are three gifts you leave for the living -- love, memories and a compass.
- Love: In 1 Corinthians 13:7, Paul writes love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. The people you love will be forever changed because of the love you give.
- Memories: How will people remember you? Did you give your time generously? Will the memories others have of you inspire them to dream big? I still remember the stories my grandparents shared with me when I was a young boy. Memories of them guide me when I'm pondering a challenging question.
- A compass: There are times in my life when I feel like I'm navigating in the dark. Although my tracks may sometimes resemble a lost rabbit thumping around in the snow, my compass always points to Jesus. I pray that all my actions serve as a compass pointing to the cornerstone upon which my life is built, Jesus. Where will others end up when they follow your compass once you are out of this world?