Sunday, July 24, 2011
What Will Your Legacy Represent?
Today, all of us are building a legacy and one day each of us will have our life story spoken of. We are all in a position to have some influence over how we have lived our lives and how we have added to the lives of others, so what do you represent...?
Do you represent a person who could be trusted or have you abandoned trust for rumors and gossip?
Do you represent someone who is filled with laughter or have you replaced laughter with pity-parties and your gloom and doom?
Do you represent someone who taught your children the meaning of Christ, love, integrity, character, honesty, and self-respect or did you only praise them for good grades and cleaning their rooms?
Do you represent someone who lives what they speak or are you someone who is just filled with meaningless words?
Do you stand for something of honor or do you blow in the direction of whatever sounds good for the moment?
Do you treat those given to you with love and respect, or have you used, abused, abandoned and taken them for granted?
Do you represent someone who continues to live with fear, guilt and shame or have you given yourself permission to forgive knowing Christ did long ago?
Do you represent someone who understands that freedom is a choice and every day that you live in shackles mean that you chose wrong?
Do you understand that people will look at the “fruit” you have produced and will conclude, "therein lies his legacy?"
Every day we make a choice and everyday one of them is wrong. Choose to leave a legacy that speaks to the person that God has created and grown you to be. It’s the only legacy that is worth leaving behind. Anything short of that is a legacy not worth mentioning.