What’s Your Legacy?

I want to leave behind an authentic residue on the earth that will last longer than my life ever could. A residue of actions, words and accomplishments that inspire others.

When I was 15, in a sermon I was posed with a question that has never left me; what will people say at your funeral? What a powerful way to live our lives – to be present, yet know we are leaving a mark on the world that no one else can.

Jesus didn’t write the Bible; his disciples and people that witnessed his life and ministry did. What will people say about your life after your gone?

I want people to say I knew how to laugh at myself

I want people to say that I was a ‘go-getter’ that didn’t let opportunities pass me by

I want people to say that I was kind and loving

I want people to say that I always had an open hand

I want people to say that I was a blessing

I want people to say that I knew how to listen

I want people to say that I was a joy to be around

I want people to say I made them feel good about themselves

I want people to say that I was genuine

I want people to say that I was fun

I want people to say I lived with purpose and intent

I want people to say I pointed them to Jesus

I want people to say I pleased God’s heart

I want people to say that it was obvious I didn’t care what they thought about me

I want people to say I was organised

I want people to say I was smart

I want people to say I was successful

I want people to say that I knew who I was in Christ

I want people to say I was outrageous

I want people to say I was determined

I want people to say I was consistent

I want people to say I was an overcomer

I want people to say I had integrity

I want people to say I had a hunger for God

I want people to say I made them I loved them as they were but knew they could be better

I want people to say I was a loving daughter, sister, aunty, friend, mother and wife

More than any of the above, I want Jesus to say that I made Him proud.

Some of these things I have been since I was born, some of them I am on my way to, some of them are so far off they’re a distant goal. But it starts with a decision.

Decide now and then go out and live it because life is short and your legacy is long.

How do you want to be remembered? 

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