Writing Your Legacy
"An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end" - Proverbs 20:21 NIV.
The mortality rate for humans is 100 percent. The fact is, someday you are going to die. People will say nice things about you, watch your casket roll out, then go back in your house and eat fried chicken and green bean casseroles. And then they are really going to talk about you!
What will they say? Will they talk about your business accomplishments and awards? Will the conversation read like a résumé, listing titles you have been given and degrees earned? Or will people talk about the good things you have done for others, how well you led your family, and how you loved the Lord? Will the stories be about outrageous public actions or examples of your integrity?
Your legacy is up to you. Wouldn’t it be better for your heirs to be left with a legacy they are proud of? When they talk about you after you die, what will they say? Will they speak of a life well lived and a person they were thankful to know?