I have been honored this month to have the ability to teach on the subject of leaving a legacy. My pastor reached out to me once he settled on the thought of this month about all of us leaving a legacy.
It would be very rewarding to share that I have really hit people hard with this thought of the legacy that they will leave, but honestly it has been very eye-opening. Leaving a legacy has been a challenge to me and I hope to others.
The first week I asked the group who had given any thought to the legacy that they would leave or, better stated, had anyone thought of leaving a legacy. My suspicions were confirmed when I had 6-7 hands go up in a room that had 100-125 people. Very few, prior to the concept being mentioned, had thought of what they would do or what they were doing.
What about you?
My three points to this date have been this:
- Consumed with Consumption – it is VERY hard to leaving something financially when you cannot get passed living only for today.
- You Must Have a Vision – every person who did something big, had a dream or vision to do something big. It did not just happen.
- You Must Be Intentional – When you are intentional with your plans, you succeed.
It is something we all should be thinking about. Obviously, the premise is our finances and what we are blessed with, but it is applicable in all areas where we will leave a legacy.
You will leave a legacy in every area of your life. What is unknown is what type or how big that legacy will be. The positive thing is that you an begin today!
Max Lucado shared a great quote, “Outlive your life.”. What kind of legacy are you leaving?