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FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 2021 – Happy New Year in advance
A LIFE OF LEGACY
MAIN TEXT: Proverbs 13:22 ‘’A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.’’
Proverbs 10:7 – ‘’The memory of the righteous will be a blessing but the name of the wicked will rot.’’
Leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell writes ‘on December 18,1998, I had a serious heart attack. That night as I lay on the floor waiting for ambulance, I remember thinking two things: first, I was too young to die. Second, I had not completed some of the things I wanted to accomplish. One of the most beneficial outcomes of my heart attack experience was that, it motivated me to ask myself ‘what will my legacy be?’’
A legacy is something we leave behind to the next generation. It can be possessions that we place in the hands of others. It can also be principles we lived that carry on beyond our lives. It can also be people we have influenced whose lives are better as a result of knowing us.
Always try to keep these two things in mind. (1) today is all you have got. Remember the words on a grave stone that read, ‘I expected this but not yet’. We all hope for a long life, but none of us knows if we will see tomorrow. Do not boast about tomorrow for you do not know what it may bring’ (Prov. 27:1). (2) you will leave a Legacy. A good person leaves an inheritance for their children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.’ A good man or woman can leave a legacy that blesses the next two generations.
Most of us don’t get to choose when and how we are going to die, but we all get to decide how we are going to live. So what will your legacy be?
LIVE TO THE GLORY OF GOD
Prayer: May my life here be an instrument to draw men’s heart to you oh God in Jesus name, Amen.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.