So on Monday morning, I was happily scrolling down my timeline, when I came across a Standard Newspaper article claiming Dr. Myles Munroe was dead. So of course, I clicked on the link to find out what had happened and they chose to share it with the statements he made while in Kenya, that he wanted to die empty. I wanted to share this as well, so I looked for one of his famous quotes first, so I could post it with the link.
May their souls rest in eternal peace and may God comfort the families they left behind.
Then yesterday, my mum and I watched his sermon entitled “WHY MEN NEED VISIONS AND DREAMS”. As we watched it, I realized that a person’s death actually has more meaning than their life. Sure, he was celebrated as a renowned author and preacher, but after learning about his death, many that already knew of him, (including me) and those who didn’t (like some of you) were ready to Google him and share the knowledge of his death with everyone they knew. We all wanted to find out all we could about him, from his birth to his death, so we could tell others. (Heck, I didn’t even know he was from the Bahamas until that headline said it.) I realized this was true for every person we have deemed important to us, including Jesus.
When He was alive on earth, His followers literally followed Him everywhere He went, as in full on ‘stalker mode’. (Not the way celebrities keep us at bay these days, which is why they can never be more famous than Jesus.) For that to be possible, that means they weren’t as many as they are now. They were only twelve officially. Right now, there are a minimum of 2.18 billion Christians in the world. Can you imagine 2.18 billion of us actually following one person around physically and not just on Twitter and Instagram? All of us actually getting on boats with Him, climbing mountains with Him and walking on water with Him? His death had more impact than His life on earth ever could as His followers continue increasing hitherto. His death is the reason we are Christians, the reason we are saved for it is by the blood He shed on the cross. His death is still talked about over 2,000 years later to get more people to follow His Spirit. His death was a much bigger testimony than His own life because He rose again, no one had to pray for Him to resurrect because it was already part of God’s plan. He lived to die and rise again because that’s the only way to conquer death.
My prayer for you is that your death will be a testimony of the purpose your life fulfilled. That people will say you gave so much, it’s time for you to receive. That your life will be like a novel and the ending will be justified by the beginning. That you will work to fulfill your purpose before you go. That your death will serve the biggest purpose by getting people to find out what you did before you died. Don’t just leave dust and ashes when you die, leave a legacy. Don’t just live with purpose, die with purpose. I pray that the video below ministers to you, as it did to me, even though I am a woman. By learning what a man is supposed to do, I now know what I’m supposed to help with. So take some time and watch it because it really is eye-opening for both men and women. Be blessed!
If they don’t mourn you, they don’t miss you. If they don’t miss you, you didn’t mean much to them.