Every person longs to be someone and live a life that will matter. As Christians we want others to see Christ in us through our actions and words. In addition to impacting the lives of others. We are reminded that to live a good life we need to fight the good fight and finish well (1 Timothy 4:7).
Life is short. What do you know about tomorrow? How sure are you of another day? (James 4:14)
When we think of famous people like Mother Theresa or Billy Graham, we would find one word that describes the legacy they left us. Much greater is the live of Christ where we experienced His sacrificial redemptive love that has given us salvation.
So how can you build a legacy that will be Godly and impact those around you? Think about what your friends and family would describe you as in one word. Now spend sometime contemplating what you would want your legacy to be – in one word.
1| Discover your Strengths…
Find the things you are good at. Spend time developing them. Master those skills that make you unique. Use the things you excel at in your day to day life to bear testimony to Christ in the choices you make, the way you speak and how you behave.
Some examples could include being compassionate or positive; creative or analytical; kind or helpful; patient or encouraging.
2| Establish Your Purpose…
Nothing happens by accident. Begin to discover the things that give you purpose. That is those things in your world and community you do best or feel strongly for or against that others are impressed or influenced by. A life that has meaning and you know what you plan to achieve is directed by God (Proverbs 16:9).
Once you find your purpose, you will be challenged and inspired to pursue a life that has a sense of meaning and goals.
3| Unearth Your Hidden Passion…
To live a life that is filled with both purpose and strong skills you need to infuse it with enthusiasm and passion. Whatever you do, do it from your heart (Colossians 3:23) knowing that ultimately you should be pleasing God with your speech and actions. By being enthusiastic you are motivated and this builds focus on directing your passion towards productivity at work, at home and to every area of your life where you have a chance to impact the world around you.
This will boost your confidence to overcome obstacles and challenges such as failure and disappointment, because you are filled with optimism and believe that nothing is impossible. Your destiny is before you but you must push past apathy and fear to experience an exciting and meaningful life. Doing everything for Christ as your boss – not just your earthly employer (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Because how you define yourself commences with changing your perspective to alter how you see things – from negative and gloomy to promising and positive.