How will you know that your life counted?

United States
December 28, 2006 10:21pm CST
When it's all said and done how will you know that your life was worth anything? How will you measure your life at the end? Do you think your life has purpose or do you have an empty feeling telling you that there's more to life then what you've made of it?
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@ament3 (1)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I feel that when all is said and done that God will tell me good job good and faithful servant. Because I have 2 very good girls that have grown up to be good servants to their God and to their Ma. They have turned out to be good Moms and wives and have wonderful husbands what more could a Mother and Father ask for. Praise God.
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• United States
30 Dec 06
I hope that one day when my children are grown that they too will be servants of God, that they will be good spouses and parents also. I cannot wait the day that God says to me, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" By the way I think I might know your daughters and you're right, they are pretty great!
@angelface23 (2502)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Right about now I am thinking that my life is worthless because I made to feel that all I do is mess everything up for my family. So I am feeling that when my last day comes it will be a relief.
• United States
29 Dec 06
I am sorry to hear that life and your family has got you down. I'm sure that you're not worthless and that you are very valuable no matter what other people think, say or do. I went through a similar period in life where I was letting down the people that I loved and I was letting myself down and even came to the point where I was ready to call it quits. A good friend of mine helped to pull me out of it. I was told that no matter what people (including myself) think, that God loves us no matter what. He created you and His fingerprints are all over you because you were made in His image. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! God has a plan for your life, a plan to prosper you and not to harm you, a plan to give you hope and a future. Hold on to Him Angelface, He cares for you.
@medooley (1875)
• United States
29 Dec 06
When I am older if I can look at my children and say that they are not total turds then I believe that my life counted. My biggest goal is that my children turn out to be upstanding individuals. Since they are only 4 and 2 I have a lot of work cut out for me... I sure hope I can do it.
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• United States
29 Dec 06
LOL ... if they're not total turds! So if their half of a turd then you're good?! J/K. You really can do it.
• United States
2 Jan 07
Everyones life is worth something but to measure that worth is impossible from a human point of view. I don't think that you can know the measure in this life time. I think that you can have a peace that transends all understanding which in turn might give you the perseption that your life was worth something, but you truly can't know how much it is worth. I hope that as my kids grow up that they fear God and seek him with all of thier heart, mind, soul, and strength, but in the end who am I to say that had anything to do with me. I hope that it does, but thier relationship with Him is dependant upon His calling on their life, not my actions. (However I do believe that I will be held accountable for those actions.) It all comes down to this: Did I bring glory to the Father?
@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
2 Jan 07
i try to make the most of every day. i know that life can be short i have seen to many young people leave this earth. i think that if you put your best foot forward ever day and try to do the best for not only your self but others and lend a helping hand even if you know your not going to get any thing in return then you have purpose. you dont have to be famous or have your name in a history book just be a kind and loving person to all you encounter.
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• Australia
1 Jan 07
Since I am now 70 and on "bonus" time, I guess I have wondered this. I look at my family of five sons, and I have no complaints. I look at their children and see they are doing a better job with their children than I did with mine. I think I accomplished something there. I look at my ministry over the years and recall great blessings and how the Lord used me to accomplish His purpose. I look at a large number of people I've taught who are now teaching others, and leaders I've trained who are effective in their ministry. I look at many whom I've led to the Lord and who are continuing in their faith, and I thank God for the privilege of being an instrument in His hands. I look at myself, and I know without any doubt whatsoever, that I could have achieved NOTHING on my own. I look at my God and wonder WHY He chose to use ME. My life has had purpose and I look forward to praising my God for all eternity for all He has done for me.
@mamashane (1140)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I think it all depends on how I raise my children, what I contribute to my family, friends and community. The smallest contribution can be a big deal. I feel that we are all put on this earth for a reason.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
I do feel like my life has purpose. I do not have an empty feeling, as I do what God has me to do. Without Him and His guidence, I might have felt empty.