Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
I had a nightmare and woke suddenly. I’m not, as parents say, “a good sleeper” to start with; add a nightmare and I might not fall back to sleep. I really didn’t.
I lay awake sleeplessly thinking about the funeral I was about to attend. I had the theme of leaving a legacy running through my sleep-deprived brain.
Finally, since I was awake, I started to read. I opened up The Deeper Life: Satisfying the 8 Vital Longings of Your Soul by Daniel Henderson. Wow, it was perfect.
The author states, that we “want to come to the end of this life with the assurance that we have deposited a legacy of spiritual authenticity and eternal significance in the hearts of those who have known us well.”
Too often we are, “guided by a clear set of values and long to leave a lasting legacy, but lose our way in the fog of daily distractions. Disoriented, we don’t know which direction to go. Knowing that any mediocre road will take us to nowhere in particular, we feel the pressure to choose the best direction. We just aren’t sure how to make a wise selection for a rewarding destination. Paralyzed and perplexed, we falter in our forward progress.”
At those faltering, “I’m-not-sure-if-it’s-worth-it moments” it’s important to ask ourselves, “Do you want to leave a distinctive and memorable legacy when you cross the finish line of life?” You can.
When you think about the legacy you have left thus far, what comes to mind?