Monday, 19 August 2013


Friends, what is your legacy? Or How important is legacy to you? Some people work real hard their entire lives through, wholeheartedly committed to accomplish something meaningful and significant enough, which may cause the rest of humanity to remember them after they’ve gone, for generations to come. Still others don’t care about legacy, they don’t even think about it.

The Truth about legacy, whether you care for it or not, is that whoever remembers or fail to remember you or your great or not so great works, you won’t be there to see them celebrate or despise the memory of you. Friends I know that leaving something great or good behind after you breathe your last is important for some, especially for those with children, loved ones or friends, you want to be in loving memory. Most people want to be remembered for their good works or their kindness and goodness of heart, while others merely want to be remembered by someone. Friends, I am telling you the Truth when I say, “It is far better for you to be celebrated and loved by those you care for while you’re still alive than to work your fingers to the bone trying to do something meaningful enough so people can remember you.” It is of greater value and benefit for you to live your life to the full and enjoy your days here on earth with the people you love, than to spend “all your time” working hard trying to leave something behind which may cause people to remember you. The best gift you can give to those you love and care for is the love you have for them, expressed and shown through your presence in their lives.

The best gift you can give yourself and your friends, loved ones, family and/or children is by living your life and sharing your life with the people you love. And, yes, I know, for most people there are some great moments in life and some not so great moments, but whether the moment is great or not is not really all that important; the important thing about the moment should be that you were in it. Friend, your life is a gift from God and how you choose to live that life is a gift from you to God. The best way to prove to God that you appreciate the life He gave to you is by sharing it with those you love, with your family, friends and loved ones. By you being present in the moments of their lives, sharing in the good and the not-so-good is a present you give to them and also to yourself. You are a being created to be with others of your kind, you have been blessed with a mouth so you can acknowledge the ones you love and tell them that you love them, you were given a body so you can be present in their lives and you were given a set of legs so you can walk with them, even through the hard and tough times. I know most people like to run away from their friends and loved ones when times get tough, because they think (Subconsciously) these legs were made for running, but friends, God made those legs. God made them so you can run to your friends and loved ones and he gave your arms so you can hug and embrace them when things are hard or difficult for them. Friend, a legacy of life is being present in life, not just your life, but in the lives of others.

Yes, take the time to spend with your loved ones, friends and family, live your life and live it well. Yes, you might not yet have all the material things your heart desire, but what do you have? You have people which no money or any material possession can replace, you have the people you love and care for. You have much more than money or any material possession, much more than gold and diamonds; you have life, irreplaceable and precious. The one thing people cannot buy or replace; a gift from God. Live your life the way you want with the people you want, after all if you spend it wisely God might very well add a lot more years to it.

“Accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” (Proverbs 4:10-13 NIV)

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