Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV
The thought of death was once an extremely scary concept to me. A matter that I tried to ignore in the past. Maybe I was frightened of the idea of leaving everything behind in a single snap. Or perhaps I didn’t really care about it at all.
But that was then. My perspective had changed. Or still in the process of changing, I guess.
I now want to live long.
Long enough to fulfill my purpose.
Long enough to encourage people to accomplish theirs.
I hope to live long enough to be able to make even the slightest bit of positive change in this world.
However, if anything does happen to me beyond my plans. Be it accidental or destined to be, I’ll accept my fate. But there are a few things that I ask for those who’ll be left behind.
Don’t spend life weeping. Move on and treasure the moments we made and make more memories with people.
Don’t spend life in regret. Forgive yourself and replace that regret with actions meant for the ones that are still by your side.
Do look for the things you miss about me from the people close to you. Fill in that void.
Do lend a shoulder to those who are in sorrow. You know how it feels, you know what they need.
Don’t just pity or admire the life that I lived. Do learn from it to improve how you live.
And most importantly, I hope you see how God worked in my life. Remember it and use it to draw yourself closer to Him. Because, there’s nothing more that I can give you when my body returns to the ground. But I have the faith that I shared with you, the faith that I wish you would strengthen. Hold on to that and allow me to turn back to dust.