Motivation matters. OUR L EGACY IS NOT S OMET HING WE HAVE TO WA IT T IL L WE DIE TO PASS ONTO OT H E R S . OUR L EGACY IS A B OUT B EING A ND DOING. . . R IGH T H E R E A ND R IGH T NOW. for bad. There are people who have changed the world for good, people who have opened up new worlds for millions of others, people who have spurred others onto new heights. And there are people who have caused massive destruction for countless millions, people who left a wake of pain behind them wherever they went. There are parents who have blessed their children with greatness and other parents who have ruined their children’s fragile minds and hearts. What we do affects others. Our lives have the power to create good or evil. It is important that we choose to do good.” Our legacy is not something we have to wait till we die to pass onto others. Our legacy is about being and doing... right here and right now. What we create today will be our legacy tomorrow. I am a member of C3 church and our Sydney city campus meets in a beautiful old stone church. On its walls there are a number of marble tablets that have been erected to pay tribute to some former congregational members. There is one in particular that deeply moves me. It says this: Donald McLeod McKinnon Born in Taree 19th April 1857 Died in Kensington 25th April 1922 For 28 years a member of this church, 23 years an elder, 19 years session clerks and 15 years a Sunday school support. He was loved by all who knew him for his consistent Christian life, general personality and generous sympathy with the poor and afflicted. The Children loved him. “He being dead yet speaketh” Wow. Though being dead, his life still speaks. That’s what legacy is all about. Mr McKinnon lived for others and his integrity, compassion and service was felt by the poor, the afflicted, children, friends and family. He was loved by all, probably because he himself loved all. As a life coach, one of the activities I do with my clients is to help them define their values and their purpose. This is an important process because our legacy is entwined in what we believe, what our convictions are and what difference we want to make in other people’s lives. To help with this, here are 5 simple questions to help you clarify your God given purpose and legacy: 1. What parts of your life bring great joy, satisfaction and sense of fulfilment? 2. What would you consider your greatest achievements are and why? Join the conversation online: www.christianwomanmag.com 13
Published on Mar 14, 2013
Published on Mar 14, 2013
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