Monday, September 19, 2011

What Legacy Will You Leave?

This brochure showed up in my mail this week and I found it kind of funny. "What kind of legacy will you leave?". We are in the middle of a 30-day legacy challenge at Southwest Christian Church. I've been praying every morning for a vision of God's kingdom and so that I may see with HIS eyes and not my own. 
It's not easy. It's pretty humbling to determine that even though what you want might be a very good and fine thing. It may not be part of God's plan. It can be tempting to get upset with the Lord and want to shake my fist at Him because His way isn't my way, kind of like when my son Elijah throws a temper tantrum if you get my drift....

So, I've been contemplating what kind of legacy I am leaving behind with the story of my life and the attitude I display. As I review even my last four years in Ocala, I want to apologize because I can see where I've been shaking my fists and throwing temper tantrums just because things aren't going the way I think they should. The key word being I, when it need to be God. I can even understand why God did not have it for me to go to Rwanda in March. I wasn't ready. It was too much about me and not enough about God. If you too find that you've been shaking your fists and throwing temper tantrums, even over good things. I encourage you to turn, repent or again as Elijah might say "Adjust my attitude to gratitude, thank God for everything!" It's really that simple. Just put HIM in control-it's the hardest and the easiest thing you will ever do. 

1 comment:

  1. Your posts are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.