your peace would have been like a river,
your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
Your descendants would have been like the sand,
your children like its numberless grains;
their name would never be cut off nor destroyed from before me."
So also with respect to your effect on future generations, "your children" will be numberless. Such was God's promise under the Abrahamic covenant: "I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me." Gen 22:17,18 This principle applies in the Christian life. Even if you have no children of your own, yet if you obey God you will have countless "children", future generations you have influenced who inevitably will have their impact not only in the present age but also who will inherit the kingdom to come. Previous generations of the Christians all the way from the apostles have produce generations of Christians to the present time. But do you feel that your are the least of the Christian community? To you Isaiah writes:
"The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation.
I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly." Isaiah 60:22