What’s Your Legacy?

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.
Set boundaries.
Get accountability.

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!

2 thoughts on “What’s Your Legacy?

  1. Chuck Morrow says:

    As most people who know me, know that I am a liver transplant recipiant who has also survived two heart attacks. There is no question that I am still here, writing this, strictly as a blessing from God. I am well aware that I am to tell people daily of God’s love for us and the need to understand how fragile life is and need to be ready for his judgment – maybe today, maybe tomorrow. Each day for each of us a “bonus day” that we can use in His name or waste, as we so often do. I remember the first day coming home after my transplant, how I felt the breeze on my cheek – I was alive. So often we run through the day and don’t even recognize the beauty and love in our day. We have to participate in life not merely trudge from one day to the next. Living your day for Christ is a legacy I hope I leave.

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