Cliffhangers might be an amusing way to end a novel or sitcom. But it’s hardly the way to conclude your own life’s story.
Yet this is exactly what will happen if you don’t complete or communicate your estate plans. Your loved ones will face the ultimate “cliffhanger.”
Without completing and sharing your will or trust, your family will be burdened with uncertainty about how you wanted your belongings to be distributed. They won’t have any clarity about the provisions you wanted to make for your family or the causes close to your heart.
Instead, through good planning, you can write a beautiful narrative that punctuates and accentuates all the goodness of your life. Your completed will offers a powerful testimony about what matters most to you—communicating your priorities and the core values by which you’ve lived.
Your completed will protects your assets and belongings, and it helps your loved ones avoid unnecessary taxes and legal fees. Through it, you can provide for family members with special needs or secure guardianship for minors. Your last chapter can also transfer God-given resources to further the mission of your favorite ministry and other Kingdom work the Lord has placed on your heart.
So, don’t leave your loved ones guessing with an incomplete narrative. Having a will in place completes your life’s story in a thoughtful, loving, and meaningful way.