The Look of a Legacy


What does yours look like? How would your eulogy read? What will people remember long after you are gone? Should your example be followed?

What has God called you to do and be? Are you at the ready, listening for His voice, reaching out with open hands and a willing heart? Our positive responses to His words will affect our lives and those around us. A negative response will do the same.

Important examples can be seen in the pages of scripture. For example, look at the twelve disciples. Jesus called them to follow Him, and their positive responses and subsequent actions changed the world. If they had neglected to heed His voice, our world would be different than it is today. What they did centuries ago still affects people now.

Each life leaves an imprint, and the action each person takes affects others either positively or negatively. Living as God has asked us to live will leave a lasting imprint, one that is eternal. Lives will be touched and changed, ours included.

What legacy do you want to leave behind as you walk forward?

As for me and myself, I want to leave an eternal impact, a legacy that shines with the light and love of Jesus Christ. When people look at my heart, I want it to look like His legacy was imprinted there. This is my response, and now I must take subsequent action. This is how I want my legacy to look.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NKJV)

©Text and photo, Francee Strain, September 21, 2019

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