Martin Luther, when asked what he would do if he knew he were going to die tomorrow, relied simply, “I’d go out and plant a tree.” He would, in other words, leave behind him a legacy of life that would grow on and on into the future. Let us start with the man in the mirror, I’m asking him to change his ways… If you want to make the world a better place you have to start with yourself. Live out your dreams, be the person you want to be.
So, many of us are living to die and not dying to live. God has called each one of us to be prosperous, to succeed, and to give us a bright future and hope! Let us not look back at our past failures, but instead rise up to a new future. What you leave behind is not woven, what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
We need to ask ourselves, “What footprints am I leaving?” “Would others want to follow?” Learning to live in such a way to leave a legacy that is greater than yourself. A legacy that will impact generation after generation, by choosing to stand fi rm and to fi ght the good fi ght. It is really the choices we make on a daily basis. It is not just in fi ghting the good fi ght, but also to fi nish the race. Finishing means ensuring in the process that you are neither disqualifi ed nor disheartened in the race of life.
Sometimes it is very hard to show grace towards someone, especially when it seems that they are taking you for granted and treating you poorly in return. But we need to be strong through brace because, after all, that is the example that Jesus Christ has shown us – continually showing grace and forgiveness and kindness and compassion towards you and me.
Let’s be sure to be mindful of what we say and how we act so that we can shape the world to be a better place.
“A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.”