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What Will Your Legacy Be?

For the second time in a week, I found myself at the funeral home.

The first time was when a friend died in an auto accident.  His life was taken away suddenly, shocking our entire community.

The second was when my boss’ mother-in-law passed away after nearly eighty-two years, most, if not all of them, pursuing a Godly life.

Both of these people left behind something that will be felt in the lives of friends and family  for years to come.  Neither of them probably gave much thought to it during their lives.  Unfortunately, neither do most of us.  At times where we see life taken away from us, it is probably is a good time to  take stock in what we leave behind when we go.  What is it exactly that I’m talking about?


What kind of legacy will we leave when it’s our turn to move on.  Let’s not pretend that it won’t happen.  It will.  None of us should expect to escape death.  There are only a couple of fully human beings that I am aware of it happening to.  I don’t expect to walk with God and simply not be here any longer.  I don’t think a chariot of fire will descend from heaven and pick me up for the return trip.

So, death will stare us in the face.  Most of us will grow old gradually and simply slowly slide home.  Some of us will go sooner.  We won’t take our possessions.  We won’t take our money.  We will leave it all behind.  Including that one thing.


Will we be known for making a difference in someone’s life?  Or lives?  Will we be known for Who we stand for even more so than what we stand for?

 What will your legacy be?

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  1. August 19, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Larry, This is a great question worth considering over and over again. I don’t want my life to be a waste.

  2. August 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Hopefully something like – “he pointed people to Jesus.”

  3. August 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I am praying my legacy will be of one who loved his wife well; loved his family well; loved his church well; but loved Jesus “weller.”

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