What Will Be Said About You?

Steve Jobs once said; “Remembering I will be dead soon is the best tool I have encountered to help me make the big choices in my life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment, or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Folks death is inevitable. One day, when it’s all said and done, we will die. But have you ever thought about what will be said about you on your funeral? What does it all come down to?

We sweat and labour to find our place here on earth, to fulfil our dreams. Sometimes we take our selves so seriously, overreacting to the insignificant events of each passing day. Then finally, even for the kindest, wisest, and richest among us, upon our death all these experiences fade into history and our lives are summarized in a few minutes speech and a moment of silence.

When your moment comes, because it will surely come what will be said about you? How will others describe your life on earth?

“Did you give it your all?

Did you do your best?

Did you utilize your talents, those gifts at birth given to you by God?

Did you stand up for the rights of others against the influence and threats of their oppressors?

Did you work faithfully and make the best of your opportunities?

Did you save your money so that you could pay your way in this world and yet be generous to those in need?

Did you master money or did you allow money to master you?

Did you render more and better service than that which you were paid for?

Did you love your fellow human beings without regard to race, creed, or colour?

Did you forgive and forget those that may have harmed you?

Did you share yourself with others without expecting reward or payment in return?

Did you do your best?”

14 thoughts on “What Will Be Said About You?”

    1. That’s great…Just keep doing what you love. That’s the essence of life. Putting your time into all that makes you happy.


  1. Reblogged this on Marie Abanga's Blog and commented:
    I just took a very bold decision today, albeit officially, to work hard to become a Personal and Emotional Well being Coach. I am currently being coached and I going to go after the certifications and all. Yes I know my time is limited, I don’t know the exact duration but I want whatever will be said to be consoling even to my corpse. Vincent, I am always touched by your posts and I once more reblog this great one.


    1. Thank you for your support, and sharing this message. God bless you.I wish you the best on your Coaching training, Marie


  2. Thank you for encouraging me to live on purpose. Steve Job’s quote is gold, and so is your last sentence: “Did you do your best?” I want to go to bed every night answering, “Yes!”


  3. Thank you Vincent for liking m post, I was happy to stop by and see such great words of truth and encouragement. I have a ministry which focuses on creating healing beliefs for Christians with chronic illnesses, it’s sometimes difficult but it is my passion so I will keepon going until breakthrough. Also, the blog you visited is my personal website where I share thoughts a bit like yours to help people live a more authentic God-centred life. hanks again for stopping by, I really appreciate it – shalom 🙂


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