In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7
People have endeavored to secure their places in history through varied avenues. At one time, great leaders measured their legacies by the vastness of their families or their gains in battle.
Since then, the famous and infamous alike have attempted to break athletic records, flourish in the arts, and perpetuate perfect crimes to remain memorable. Though Christians are often called to competition and dedicated public service, the goal should not be fame in this world. A Christian’s treasure is Christ, so it is the hope of heaven that is the legacy.
Ephesians 3:14-16 instructs, “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.”
Man looks to the past for his legacy, but the Christian’s legacy lies in the future. Christ desires that you reflect His holiness and love in this world so that others can understand the reality of His kingdom.
Your legacy might not be acknowledged by historians, but you are certainly celebrated by God for every step in love and holiness that you take here on earth. Let your greatest legacy be to love the Lord your God with all your heart.
Lord, I want my greatest legacy to be loving You with all my heart. That is the measure of true success.