“And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
Leaving a Legacy of Love
My dear friend, I know you try so hard to be the mom your kids need, the one God has called you to be. Between the messes, squabbles, and crazy life, maybe your fire and passion for this journey flickers a bit. Mine does too. Our time on this earth is so short, only just a vapor (James 4:14). And our time raising these precious little ones is even more fleeting. Oh, how I want my children to remember seeing Christ in me! A wise woman once told me to begin with the end in mind. Sisters, we must make a plan for the legacy we want to leave and stay the course as we allow God to make us into the women He desires us to be!
Have you merely been riding the waves of motherhood? Sweet sister, it is not too late to be intentional about writing your story and allowing Christ to write His story through you! Psalm 90:12 petitions the Lord, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Who do you want to be during your remaining days? Begin walking more intentionally in God’s calling for you! Let Christ transform you into the hands and feet of His love! He will make you into the kind, patient, faithful woman you long to be if you simply choose to surrender yourself and be renewed in Him.
When you intentionally walk with Him, He will shine through you, illuminating the darkness around you (2 Corinthians 4:6-7). As a daughter of the King, it is no longer you who lives, but Christ who lives in you (Galatians 2:20)! Begin walking in that today! Your children will see your faithfulness to Jesus and that will become the scaffolding they build their own lives upon!
The legacy we leave is our offering to the Lord that continues on long past our last breath on earth. Are you choosing to love today, my friend? Are you showing your children mercy and kindness? Are you personifying the character of Christ? Let us love with the purpose and selflessness written about in 1 Corinthians 13. This is the summer to submit your life to the Lord and allow Him to leave a legacy of love through you!
Blessings and Love,
- Choose carefully who you follow. When you model your life after the whims of society, the things you view as important will hold no eternal value. Spend your time on this earth wisely as you model your life after God’s Word. Evaluate where you stand today and make note in your journal of where you would like to be. How would you like to be remembered?
Pray for wisdom to discern the woman God has called you to be, and ask Him to lead you in becoming that woman. The next step is writing your mission statement. This does not have to be super formal, just a description of the legacy you want to begin living. Do you want to be known as a woman who exemplifies Christ’s love, kindness, gentleness, forgiveness, and patience? Today is the day to begin the journey toward leaving a legacy of faithfulness!
I am the wife of a handsome man and the mama of two little boys (with a third one on the way this summer!). I live in a little house in the woods of Colorado with a few chickens and a lot of little-boy-craziness. I love you though I’ve never met you, and I’m praying for you often. My life, like yours, isn’t perfect, but we are both perfectly loved by our Savior!