Which Legacy Matters to you?
By: Mikey Pesqueda
Leaving a legacy is something that even the greatest kings and queens have spent time, money, and resources on. Kings left legacies of kingdoms built, nations conquered, and monuments made. CEO’s have left legacies of companies that started in a garage and are now multibillion dollar companies. Coaches have left legacies of championships won. Have you ever wondered what your legacy will be? Or maybe a more important question is, which legacy matters to you?
Christians don’t realize that there are multiple different legacies calling for our attention in our lives. The legacy of a successful entrepreneur. The legacy of the successful family man. The legacy of the successful husband, mother, father, wife, child, and the list goes on and on. Which legacy matters to you? How do you desire to be remembered when you are gone? Or maybe even a better question, what if your legacy wasn’t about you but about Christ? What if after your life the only legacy left to show was Christ’s? Would that be enough for you? The call for every Christian is to make our lives count for Christ’s kingdom. The legacy that we are called to focus on is not the one that we get the glory for (most of that “glory” we wouldn’t be alive to see). The legacy that we are called to live for is the Kingdom of God.
Time for reflection is necessary. I don’t imagine most of us would admit that we spend most of our resources (the most important one being time) building legacies that most people won’t remember 100 years from now. To live for Christ means to live for His glory. To live for His glory means to live all aspects of our lives to honor him. How do we honor God with our lives? We love him above and before everything else. So I ask the question again, what if after your life the only legacy left to show was Christ’s? This should be enough for every believer because we know that there is only one legacy that will last and that is King Jesus’s. Are you spending your life investing in this legacy? Are you spending your time with your family, friends, and jobs making much of Jesus or making a legacy that will ultimately fade away?
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