We live and then at some point we die. Each day above ground is an opportunity to walk out our journey from birth until death. The question is what will you do with your time here, what will you LEAVE BEHIND…
I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Bernice King and The King Center to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis recently. It marked the 50th anniversary of his assassination. It was a pleasure and a once in a lifetime chance to be included, what a man. There were two days of festivities chronicling his last month and days on earth. There were a few lessons to reflect on but for the purpose of this blog…it’s what he left behind.
An educated man living in the 60’s Jim Crow Era could have stayed in the four walls of the churches he lead and lived a decent (by restrictive manners in that time) life with his wife and growing children. But instead he choose a life of strength and courage not only for his family but for others. His bold yet true “King” like behavior exhibited that he not only knew his worth but he was a walking model of the believeth in oneself and willingness to help and serve others. The father of the Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement, the man of hope. And it was that faith like character that was prevalent those two days. He left us with books, sermons, speeches, most important is his spirit of hope and faith. The force can still be felt 50 years later. As I ask myself this question I charge you to do the same, what will you LEAVE BEHIND.
Quote: “We will all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk
Tip: Find out what God wants you to do with your life. We are all meant to discover what we contribute to the world, large or small it means something to someone. Discover your calling. Develop those skills. Deliver it to whom it’s meant for.