Am I going to leave behind a legacy or a vacancy? When I live a life of obedience to God, God will bless the work of my hands and allow me to leave a legacy of love and obedience that will last generations. However, if I live a life that indulges in my own selfish desires and wants, then I would leave behind a vacancy (v2 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place rememebers it no more).
I need to use the life that I have to obey God, to establish His kingdom in my life, my family’s lives and the lives of the people around me. To live a life that is fully dependent on Him, so that others can do the same. I’m reminded of the verse Matt 6:33 to seek first His Kindgom and His righteousness, and all the things I need will be given to me.
“28 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
– Matt 6:28-34