Skip to main content

March Madness - Day 27


What Legacy will you Leave?

According to the Merriam-Wester Dictionary, legacy is 'something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.'


Sure, this can be the financial gift you receive from a deceased loved one.

It could also be the special membership status that you enjoy within an institution or organization thanks to

another family member who paved the way for you. 


In many cases, it's the memory that you leave behind.

How will people remember you?
What stories will people share?
Which footsteps will people want to follow?

I'm currently in the process of molding my legacy into something positive.

But I can't help but to think about the negative seeds I've sown. Stop judging me! We have ALL sown a negative seed a time or two.

It's like the Samaritan woman Jesus found at the well in John chapter 4. In verse 16, Jesus tested her. How honest would she be with Him? In verse 17, the Samaritan woman was honest about one thing. But there was much more to her story. To her truth. In verse 18, Jesus revealed all that He knew about her. He told her about her secrets. The legacy she was leaving behind.

The same way He knew her secrets, He knows your secrets.

Even if we hide from man, we cannot hide from God. He sees ALL and He knows ALL.

Thank goodness that He forgives ALL!

I don't want those skeletons from yesterday to come out of the closet and ruin my good deeds from today.

Although I can't change the past, I can most certainly impact the future.

I hope you will join me in building up future generations. Their legacies begin today. Together, let's help them to avoid skeletons. Let's help them by encouraging them to sow positive seeds.

Can I count on you to join me in legacy building?

Comments

  1. I believe leaving a legacy is IMPORTANT. I feel in this day and time leaving SOMETHING that is IMPORTANT to you, that you build, from the ground up or have cultivated and put your mark on is important to your family or those you are impacting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Building from the ground up. I love that concept. Way to think, legacy builder!

      Delete
  2. This is beautiful! The legacy we choose to leave is noticed by our children at a very young age. My son, now in grad school for theatre management, credits me for his love of musical theatre. His earliest memory is of me dancing around the room with him in my arms, singing songs from musicals. How cool is that?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! That's awesome! Thank you for sharing. Let's try to encourage others to start cultivating their legacy so that they too can have a similar outcome 😉

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Bandages

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe that we are at the top of 2019. That means we made it to another year. One of the things that I do at the end of every calendar year, or at the very, very, very beginning of a brand new calendar year, is take some time to reflect. As I spent some time reflecting on 2018, I specifically took time to reflect on my running journey.

It was such an amazing year. The highlights can be found on my running blog. In a nutshell, there were ups and downs. There were achievements and setbacks. But through it all, there was so many life-transforming moments. One specific date of reflection was October 30. It was a day of wounding, both physically and figuratively.

I had an evening event at work so I decided to start the day with a run. You know, I wanted to get my blood pumping early. The problem was that I waited late in the morning to start, so I decided to do a quick out and back 2-mile run. As I was nearing my finish, I was running at a pretty decent spe…