A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for [the hands of] the righteous.
Proverbs 13:22 AMP
The closer we get to 2020, the more I start to think about life and what it truly means. I’ve started to get familiar with my patterns of wasting time, wasting energy, and the areas of my life that can be improved so that I can get all God has for me in the new year.
One of the lines that came up while I was thinking about my value here on earth was the famous phrase “You Only Live Once”. While this phrase comes up at times when people want to live their best life guilt free, there’s another part I’d like to add to this phrase:
“You Only Live Once. But Your Legacy Lives Forever”
Although we could do whatever we’d like to do with our lives since we only have the ONE life to live, it becomes more of a waste of time than an effective and intelligent way to spend your time. When you discover your value and your purpose, you understand that you are a limited edition. You’re only available for a short period of time here on Earth to serve your God given purpose.
Not only does it have an impact on the present, but a huge impact on the future. When we spend the time doing all that God has given us to do, we leave behind a legacy for not only our children, but their children, their children’s children, and every other person we touch who may not be related by DNA, but related by impact.
Legacy also extends far beyond money.
A different mindset is a legacy. Exposure and experiences are also types of legacies to leave behind. When we’re living in God’s will for our lives and being our authentic self, we give others around us the green light to do the same. We open doors to mindsets of wealth, authenticity, exposure and so much more. When we do that, we leave behind a legacy for those behind us to follow long after we’re gone.
So what are you going to do with your ONE life? Waste it on trying to have as much fun as you can? Or will you spend time trying to build something that extends beyond your time here on Earth?
By Allyson A. Robinson