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Just Asking… (Are you leaving a deposit for the next generation?)

And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Lord must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.  (Taken from I Chronicle of KJV of Bible.)

 

A grand individual leaves a deposit for the next generation. To live life and yet leave something for those coming behind is exactly what God intends for His people to do. It must be noted however that we can leave more than money and material possessions.

 

As scripture reveals, David wanted to build a house for the Lord, but God would not permit Him to do so. Instead of being filled with disappointment and frustration, David readily yielded to God’s perfect Will. God informed David that Solomon would be allowed to construct the temple. David hastily began to work towards gathering the materials that Solomon would need for the task. Scripture reports that David prepared abundantly before his death. Not only did David leave Solomon with the necessary materials, he blessed Solomon and gave him godly Instructions. This definitely denotes a man after God’s own Heart.

 

THOUGHT TO PONDER: Don’t be known as one who makes withdrawals only. Leave a deposit for the next generation.

Excerpt from Nuggets of Faith

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Just Asking… (What legacy are you leaving behind?)

Your life speaks volumes, and whether you realize it or not, someone is observing you, maybe even emulating some of the things you do. Knowing this, how would you sum up your life? Are you proud of the way you’ve lived so far? Is your life saying exactly what you want it to say? Are you touching the lives of others in positive ways just by performing your daily routine?

 

Oftentimes, you can motivate people to change without even trying. They may watch how you handle difficult situations, and because of your endurance, they may be encouraged to move forward with the same persistence. They may watch you rise to a level of success, and because of your example, something within them rises up with the same fervor and propels them to higher heights. They may observe the way you handle your relationships and as a result, make commitments to react to others in the same manner. They may see your integrity and because they see it lived out in the flesh, they may attempt to move beyond their moral shortcomings. They may know about your mistakes, but they watch you accept responsibility for your actions and move beyond your mistakes to become a better person. This in turn lets them know they can overcome their mistakes too.

 

Each person has a sphere of influence. It may be at home, at school, in a neighborhood, on the job, in an organization, in a relationship, etc. In that sphere, he is leaving a legacy, something that he will pass on to another. Others will look at a person’s legacy and praise him for what he’s done, or they will use his legacy as something to avoid. Regardless, a legacy is being left, with or without that person’s consent.

 

Think about the script you are writing by living your life. This is one story where you are the author, and each day adds a new page. You get to decide the legacy you want to leave. Will it be one of motivation or devastation? The choice is yours.

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