Choose Your Legacy

10 Feb

Genesis 26:4,5  (God said to Isaac, son of Abraham) “All the nations of the earth will get a blessing for themselves through your descendants. And why?  Because Abraham obeyed My summons and kept My charge—My commands, My guidelines, My teachings.

Lessons for Living Today:

We choose our legacy by how we choose to live our life.  passing the batonAbraham made hard choices to follow God, without knowing where he was going and how things would end up.  How often do we make those kinds of choices?  As a matter of fact, for the most part, we avoid those choices—with an unknown future.  Abraham left us the legacy that it is okay to abandon our futures to God.  We think by careful planning with a predictable future we are safe.  Only God knows our future and calls us to follow in the footsteps of His servant Abraham.

God gifts each of us with talents, abilities and passions.  His call on every human’s life is to use those gifts to bless others, on His behalf.  Far too many choose to use their talents, abilities and passions to build their own empire.  They think legacy leaving is all about ending up as king of the mountain.  But Abraham taught us that the opposite is true.  What does it profit a person if they gain the whole world but ignore God’s purpose for their life?

In discovering God’s purpose there is peace that passes understanding.  In abandoning our future to God we find that He provides a path that leads to our greatest fulfillment.  Without God’s direction we are like a ship without a sail.  We might enjoy the ride but we are going nowhere.  Instead, like Abraham, if we choose to get in the ship with God and let Him set the sail, we will be assured that we too will leave a legacy that will bless coming generations.

God’s Question: Who is setting the sail of your life?

God’s Promise: With God—nothing is impossible!

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Your guidance and protection.

I am sorry I have too often ignored Your calling.

Thank You for Abraham’s legacy that calls me.

Help me leave a legacy that honors You.

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