Whether you know it or not you are leaving a legacy that is being composed not by high idealism but rather by your daily behavior. People don’t remember most often what we write or say, but what we do is what sticks.
Are you being intentional to leave a legacy that matters? Naturally you want to be affirming to your children and grandchildren and have them remember you as loving and kind. But what are you leaving them that will continue generationally and even eternally?
Modeling a culture of answering God’s call is something so important that I would ask you to consider: If you really believe that building the Kingdom of God by sharing the glory of God is important, then answering the call to the Lordship of Jesus and making disciples of Jesus is the premiere legacy.
Jon asked me Sunday for a photo together after we shared a lesson on Romans 8 on the big stage. He mentioned when he grew up he wanted to become a pastor. What a blessing! I know his family well and they are doing a marvelous job within that family to build and leave the kind of legacy that lasts and makes a big difference in this life and the next life.
My prayer is that you prayerfully consider the legacy you are leaving. Quality trumps quantity and to leave an indelible impression of what is of critical importance is the opportunity of a lifetime that God created you for in a unique way. Be courageous and don’t fear reloading and moving beyond the urgent crowding out the important.