By Jeff Isaacs
What’s your Legacy?
Have you ever really thought about that question? If you were to cease to exist, what would people say about your life? Would they say what you hope they would say?
A legacy is defined as something that comes from someone of the past. I know that none of us know when we will be taking our last breath on this earth, but we should live each day as if it is our last. The ultimate goal of each day should be to bring glory to Christ through the way we live. We should live out our lives so that our legacy always goes back to the fact that we loved and served Jesus Christ!
I want to be remembered as a godly man, a godly husband, a godly father, a godly pastor, a godly friend, etc.
If people don’t know why I live the way I live, then something is wrong with my witness.
Paul said in Philippians 1:21 “to live is Christ and to die is gain.” The great reformer Martin Luther wrote it for us this way, “Live as if Christ died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow.”
What are you doing in your life that you want people to remember you for after you have passed from this earth? What are you doing in your life that you don’t want to be remembered for? Pray for God’s guidance to help you do what you know honors Him and stop what you know doesn’t. Praying is where you start, but you must take action as well. Confess your sins, repent and strive to be more like Him.
Guard yourself from places or areas that you are weak in.
Fight the good fight of faith! Make sure that when all is said and done, your legacy is one that points to Jesus Christ!
This Fall we are going to be looking at the legacy of Joseph in the book of Genesis. I invite you to come see how God can make an amazing legacy out of all of our lives if we trust completely in Him!