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Do you want to leave a legacy after you’re gone?

I’m sure most of us would answer yes to that question, however I thought about it a different way when I listened to Only Jesus by Casting Crowns

Did you catch those words?

And I, I don’t want to leave a legacy
I don’t care if they remember me
Only Jesus
And I, I’ve only got one life to live
I’ll let every second point to Him
Only Jesus

That ultimately is what life should be about isn’t it? We must live our lives for Him always, any sort of legacy we leave behind because of how we then live our lives would be an added bonus. So let’s make sure our living is only for Jesus.

New ending

Posted: June 26, 2019 in life, personnel characteristics, quotes
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I’m sure we all want to leave our mark on this world. Maybe you think you’re not good enough to leave a legacy for others, but you are! Each and every one of us will leave some sort of mark on this world.

So if you were to leave this world today, what would your legacy be? Would it be the one you’d want to leave? If it’s not, it’s not too late to change your legacy, because today you can start making changes to how you live your life, which in turn will change your legacy to the world.

Daddy’s Girl
My old man
I’m a chip off the old block
My old man
Is still living here
Not in flesh and bone, he’s never far from home
I’m forever walkin’ in my daddy’s shoes
I’ve got his misery, I got good company
Guess I’ll always be
My daddy’s girl
My momma sang
Call it inspiration
And she’s comin’ on through me
I can feel her now
Though she walks on the other side
To me she’s still quite alive
I’m forever rockin’ in my mommas arms
Mom had a broken heart
From a world just too damn hard
Mine breaks often cause I’m a momma’s girl
You spend a lifetime saying this is who I am
Then you find yourself saying something
You don’t understand, you look in the mirror
There you are
Your daddy’s girl
I came across these lyrics a few weeks ago, and they brought tears to my eyes. Not because they upset me, but because they reminded me of all the times Mum used to tell me and others how much of a Daddy’s girl I was.
These words have been on my mind even the last few days, as today marks six years since my Dad passed away. Neither Mum or Dad are here any more, but it doesn’t stop me thinking about them every day because I love and miss them so very much.
Although Mum and Dad have both gone, I hope their legacy lives on through me. I simply hope I make them proud.

In this last week I’ve spoken about legacies and new beginnings, so to finish off the week, lets look at beginnings, middles and ends…

beginnings endings and the middle

It’s so true isn’t it, because sometimes we scare ourselves so much about what might happen if we try something that we never actually try it at all. Sadly, as I reminded you earlier in the week, there is one thing we can be sure of, and that is that we all die. However, rather than focusing on the things we’ve failed to start, or focusing on what will ultimately happen, we must enjoy what happens between those two events, as ultimately they are the times that define our legacy.

 

A couple of days ago, in Building a Legacy, I spoke about how we a each would like to create a lasting legacy from our life. So have you thought about the legacy you are building just now?

Is the legacy you’ve built to date, the one you want? If it’s not, it’s not too late to start building the legacy you want.

new beginning

 

Have you ever wished you could live forever?

Well unfortunately none of us will live forever, as there’s one thing that is certain, and that is, that at some point, we will all die. So given w all have a limited time on earth, have you ever thought about whether anything you do in your life will be remembered after you are gone?

I guess we would each like to think that although we will not live forever, maybe something we create will.

How are you getting on creating your legacy?

live forever

 

Legacy by Nichole Nordeman

I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
And you could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all the who’s who’s and so-and-so
That used to be the best at such and such
It wouldn’t matter much

I won’t lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an ‘Atta Boy’ or ‘Atta Girl’
In the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to you enough
To make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name
Unapologetically and leave that kind of legacy

I don’t have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to you enough
To make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name
Unapologetically and leave that kind of legacy

Not well traveled, not well read
Not well-to-do or well bred
I just want to hear instead
“Well done good and faithful one”
Yeah, yeah

I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to you enough
To make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name
Unapologetically and leave that kind of legacy

I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me