Leadership Word Of The Week…Legacy

Several thoughts come to mind concerning a legacy. The most prominent involves how we want to be remembered when we are gone.

I once read ‘legacy is not what you leave to, but what you leave behind.’

Will our legacy have physical or spiritual connections? Are we simply leaving behind an accumulation of wealth and possessions, or are we leaving an eternal foundation?

Perhaps we need to ask, do we even know the legacy we want to leave? Have we given thought to our legacy? Once we know the legacy we want to leave, then we must live that legacy now.

From a spiritual perspective, when we depart from this physical realm we should leave others in a position to do great things for the Lord without us. This is the heart of true legacy.

Choose who you want to carry on your legacy.
Pass on to them what you want to carry on.
Remember to model your legacy.

Leadership is not about the here and now, but the hereafter. If we build our leadership around this idea, the legacy we leave will have lasting rewards.

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