Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Amadeus Theophilus Mozart.
That’s the official name of famous music prodigy in human history: Mozart.
His life spanned only a short 35 years. 1756-1791. Terribly brief.
He died in poverty. His wife seemed indifferent to his burial. No honorable rites for him and his genius.
But something still lives on about him. It is his, uniquely his alone.
No other music like it. His timeless contribution to the world.
Like Mozart, you and I may experience being worthless or insignificant to people. Even ignored or forgotten.
The only thing that will survive beyond your grave is your personal contribution during your lifetime.
That’s it. Before sure death comes, what is going to be your contribution to the world?
Whatever and wherever, it’s one that will be remembered about you far beyond this temporal earthly existence.
It is written of Abel:
“ ... God testifying about his gifts ... though he is dead, he still speaks.” (Hebrews 11:4b)
Make the most of your limited time thinking about your contribution.