Time is running out! Times A’wasting….What are we doing to improve society, or the world in which we live? What legacy will we leave behind? Are we really doing our best? Are we accepting responsibility for our actions, both as followers and leaders? Are we prepared to accept the consequences of failure, and the thrill and responsibility of success? Are we living our lives in such a manner that our children and family are proud of us? Are we giving more than we are receiving? Are we a good steward of our Time, Treasure and Talents? Are we living by the “Golden Rule?” Have we surrendered to the Great Leader, Teacher, and Motivator?
We are reminded in…Matthew 6:20-21 – But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
And in…Proverbs 13:22: “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” This verse keeps our life goals, our vision and our legacy front and center when we’re choosing how to use our money today. When we weigh what we want now against what we really want later, we realize how temporary satisfaction pales in comparison to a legacy of purpose and generational fulfillment.
An inheritance is not limited just to money, or other materials of the world…. It also includes godly character …qualities such as… integrity and trustworthiness. When we combine a financial inheritance with “wisdom and godliness” … it ensures that the next generation will also manage God’s blessings…in God’s way… for God’s glory… long after we have passed to our Heavenly Kingdom.
It would do well for us… you and me… to leave a LEGACY that reflects…Godly obedience, humility, dependability, patience, focus, reliability, and faithfulness… Just as Jesus did. The legacy we leave is the life we lead… the life of Christ within us, and through us …passed on to others… in the power of the Holy Spirit.
…Blessings…to all, as we ‘ponder our legacy.’…cjlb…8/7/2017