Legend or Legacy

Over the last weekend I got some news that was just awesome.

But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.” Joshua 24:15 HCSB

Unfortunately, for me.. I can’t quite share too much on that excitement. There may be a Barnabas Man reader or two that can figure it out but some of our family’s extended circles will still have to hear for themselves.

This news has me thinking, when we are gone, will they speak of the “Legend” or will they live the “Legacy” … ?

I pray it is the latter. That is, when I am gone, and the ones I’ve loved and taught and raised live on… what will they live for? Who will they serve?

What will they continue to leave the ones that follow them?

Ferocity for Christ does not come easy for everyone but I can tell you this.. without it, the time we have on earth is little to nothing to worthless… No one behind us will talk about our careers, or our wealth, or our abilities … no one will speak of our leadership or our things… they’ll remember our legacies… they’ll live their lives out in the ways we have taught them or the ways we have shown love to the un-lovable.

Working in today’s market is a constant struggle between “be the man” and “honor the king”. The way of modern business might suggest to step all over those around you to climb that ladder. Christ speaks differently of true servant leadership and no other time has been more relevant for me as I experience transition from children to adults in our home.. and now beyond.

DO NOT SACRFICE your faith and character for a dollar or a title. DO NOT SACRIFICE your family time and legacy for the immediate glory. Forget about being a legend and live for His legacy.. Christ will bless this in your family for GENERATIONS… that my friends is glory and honor.

Author: Brenden Kurtz

Kingdom now. A Life interrupted by the Great I am. Project love unto others, both known and unknown, & to elevate one's attitude and aptitude. www.barnabasman.com

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