Bible Verse: But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. Philippians 3:7
Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:1-21
I want to tell you about my friend Don.
I met him about six years ago. He is 59 years old. Married. He has two adult children (one is married) and three grandchildren. He has been a radio host, a college basketball coach, and is now a middle school teacher, where he has been for the last 12 years.
On the day I wrote this article, I met Don for coffee. He is always a guy I make time for. He wanted to talk about a new children’s book he was working on, and since he and I have talked about this kind of thing before, I was looking forward to our visit.
After we talked about his book idea, we started talking about legacy. Well, he started talking about where God has him and where he would rather be. It was so good to hear his honesty and his struggles.
Here is a man who has followed the Lord his whole life and wants others to know more about Jesus. But his biggest tears were for his kids and grandkids to know that he truly walked faithfully with Jesus, and they can, too.
That’s a legacy.
As men, it is tempting to believe that our legacy lies in what we leave behind financially or industrially. These things in themselves are not bad.
But as Christian men, we need to understand that our legacy should lie in pointing others to Jesus and letting Him fill in the rest.
And how do we do that?
We walk faithfully with Him every day.
It’s simple and hard all at the same time.
As Don shared his story with me, he talked about how he would rather not be where God has him right now, but he also knows that this is where God has called him to be. And so he will do his best to walk faithfully with Him every day.
Let’s do the same.
Prayer: Lord, You know how frail and broken I am. Help me to walk with You faithfully every day so that I can leave a legacy that others can follow. Amen.
Reflection: What is one step you need to take to build your legacy in a godly way?
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