Your Life In 5 Minutes

Last week I attended a funeral of a friend’s father. I had never met the man but went to show support for my friend.

The service was lovely and held together great respect for the late gentleman as well as adding some of his humour and love as well.

It’s always interesting listening to the eulogy. You learn things about someone’s life that you didn’t know while they were alive.

This loved husband, father and grandfather was in his 70s when he passed away. Can you imagine all the things that could have been said about his life?! But of course, fitting in with the timing of the ceremony, we only heard five minutes worth.

You can’t help but wonder what people would say at your own funeral. If someone only had five minutes to share about the important things in your life, what would they say?

Our priorities can easily become things we feel good about for the here and now. But what are we passing onto the next generation?

Have we loved in such a sacrificial way that people would mention that? Has our generosity been noticeable enough to get a mention? Have we lived in such a way that our five minute eulogy would be bursting at the seams?

The good thing for us is that it’s not too late to change who we are and what we do. It may be a challenge to make some adjustments now, but the dividends will continue well past our dying breath.

Lord, You have given us each new day. May we live it according to Your will. Amen.

What one thing would you change about your life?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.