Leaving a Godly legacy is not easy. It takes a lot of work, and a life completely surrendered to the Master. I would like to share three thoughts about leaving a legacy. I know there are many more, but I would like to highlight these today.
First, there is a Choice involved.
Matthew 4:19 says, “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” It is not God's job to follow you; it is your job to follow Him! You have to choose. My dreams or God’s dreams? My plans or His plans? You have to choose who you will serve.
Second, there is a Change involved.
It didn’t seem likely that lowly Galilean fishermen would become apostles; that those who worked nets would become teachers and preachers of the Word of God, founders of churches, and create an international movement. Yet, that is what Jesus made His first followers to become. We become by being consecrated. Romans 12:2. One reason Christians have so little influence on the world is because so many Christians are being influenced by the world. We become by being one with Him. John 15:4-7. We also become by being obedient. I John 2:6. It may not seem likely that God can use your life, but God can help you become more like him.
Third, there is Challenge involved.
Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” The Challenge is to get up and go witness to the world what Christ has done in our lives. The only way to leave a legacy is to make sure the next generation gets the gospel.