What do you want to be remembered for?
What will your legacy be?
I come from a bit of a dysfunctional family, but don’t we all in some form or another. There is always some things that could have been better but it is what we do with the hurt that matters.
Don’t pass it down to the next generation.
Strive to love and live victoriously not as a victim.
Teach from your hurt, but love from your restored heart.
God is the lover of our souls and desires that we learn to love Him, ourselves then others. And once we get that down, we can change the order to:
J – esus then
O – thers then
Y – ou – ourselves last help keep the prospective…
and that will produce true
Let the joy of the Lord be your strength (Nehemiah 6.10)..
Sometimes it takes some healing and time so you can fully give of yourself. I know this too well. But, that time invested in yourself, will make you be able to love unconditionally.
This will be the legacy for which you will be remembered.
It is debatable who first said this quote but it stands true regardless: “People will forget what you said; they will forget what you do, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.”
Let that be your legacy – that others will feel loved, accepted, complete, and known in your presence.
Let the joy of the Lord guide you and the love of the Lord motivate you to love others in such a way that they can see Jesus in you and thus want to know Him for themselves.
You may need to do a little soul searching first, but it is worth every moment so you can pass down wisdom and not wounds.
And remember, nothing can change God’s love for you or any of us on this earth.
Be patient with yourself and more importantly with others.
For… “love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”. I Corinthians 13.4-8
Let that be your legacy!
Remember, this generation is responsible for this generation’s salvation so tell others of the faith you have within.
“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145.4
when we do this and that will be a great legacy to leave behind.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6.5-7
Leave a legacy for the next generation.
*Kerwin Rae quote
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