Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Forgiveness

To hear more about Forgiveness as a Legacy Element, listen to the Build Your Legacy Podcast (see link at bottom of post) Forgiveness is one of the life-changing elements that impact our legacy. If we do not build our legacy laced with quick and full forgiveness, we will end up "stuck." And if we are "stuck," we cannot build our legacy in that area of unforgiveness. Unforgiveness blinds us to what we should be grateful for in that area of life, and it hinders fruitfulness which is critical in building our legacy. John 19:26-30 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice against him shall be guilty before the court, and whoever speaks [contemptuously and insultingly] to his brother, ‘Raca (You empty-headed idiot)!’ shall be guilty before the supreme court (Sanhedrin); and whoever says, ‘You…

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Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Passion

To hear more about Passion as a Legacy Element, click here to listen to the Build Your Legacy Podcast. Passion is one of the four elements of change in our life and legacy. The root word for passion is the Latin word "Pati," meaning suffering. Yes, the root of passion is our willingness to suffer because passion is an act of suffering. Passion is key. We all have heard this, but do we understand what that means? Passion is key because if what is fueling us to go, do and be is passion, we will suffer what we need. We can suffer, but if we do not suffer leaning on God's grace, passion is not our motivation. The word passion is used so lightly, but originally the word passion meant "the burning inside us being so strong, that we would…

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Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Bravery

The building of our legacy never stops because we do it daily, with or without intention, and with or without a plan. Building our legacy is part of our God-given nature and calling. Adam and Eve, when placed in the garden, God gave them instruction on their life and legacy. 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion. (Genesis 1:28 ESV)Noah, after the flood, God gave him a covenant: "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." (Genesis 9:1 KJV)God speaks to Joshua: Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant (attendant), saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now, therefore, arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, you and…

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Legacy Tip: Elements of Change

One of the greatest turning points in our life is when we gain the knowledge and understanding that God has given us a purpose-designed life and the power to executed it under His watchful love and grace. This awareness also reveals how in every legacy, God embeds the responsibility and joy of bringing change to our life and the lives of others for our good and His glory. God does not change, but He is the author of the elements of change that will move and direct you as you build your legacy according to His purpose. There are many ways that God brings change, but these four elements of change are some of the most course transforming for us as we build our legacy. Elements impact, the impact causes change, and change makes room for growth and redirection. Different elements…

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Legacy Tip: What is Legacy?

Legacy has become almost a buzzword today. Over time the word legacy has had times and seasons of high and low use. If you look at the graph, you will see that since 1950 the use started to increase and then around 1970 it greatly increased. The use started to level off in 2019. The use of the word legacy became popular as the business of life, and the digital age grew. That is not blaming; it is just the confirmation that when we feel stress, we begin to ask, "what is it for ?". Knowing that we are crafting a legacy of fruit that remains helps us prioritize and maximize our individual legacies. We all want to know that what we are investing in will bear fruit and be something that lasts and stands after completing our course in…

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Jane’s Journey “Grappling”

Jane's Journey "Grappling" Jane's Journey is my transition into "hereafter" or my "from now on" of retirement. I am writing here to inspire, stir, awaken, and encourage you to engage with what is in your heart to enjoy and with the simplicity of crafting your hereafter daily, as it becometh you. Retirement is when we realize and engage the times, ideas, and realms of possibility that our heart looked for and your mind imaged but never tasted of, until now. In the first segment of Jane's Journey, It was about reviewing the preparation done to be ready to enter retirement. After three months, I did the second segment on reflecting and facing the changes, challenges, and how all my preplanned did not work as I had planned. And now after six months of retirement, I am grappling! Grappling is to…

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Jane’s Journey “Reflection”

Jane's Journey "Reflection" Jane's Journey is about my transition into an adventure within my "hereafter" or my "from now on" of this big, new and unknown space and a place called retirement. I am sharing my experiences to give wisdom and help when it is your time and also hear from you if you have already found your place and space in your hereafter of retirement. Retirement - The realizing and engaging of times, ideas and realms of possibility that your heart looks for and your mind images but never tasted of, until now on. As I entered the second quarter of "Hereafter", I am reflecting on the journey of my first three months. REFLECTION Reflection comes from the root word "reflex" or "to bend back". A time to pause and bend or look back is so healthy for our…

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World View People

People see people differently. Everyone has a natural way they view people and life; it makes us who we are and how we interact with people, circumstances and opportunities. Part of crafting our legacy is recognizing it when we meet someone with a world view. I call this a divine encounter because if we realize it or not, we meet people with a world view to give us an opportunity to expand our influence or impact of the world we live in. Do you know what I mean? They are the ones that allow us to see the world as we would not have seen it, without the encounter. The encounter can face to face, at a conference, in a book or listening to a podcast. The medium of the encounter does not matter, because no matter the way we…

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Calm the Roaring Lion Gently

Our legacy is what others have seen, benefited from or heard that remains with them. Being someone that can bring peace in a storm is a wonderful part of anyone's legacy. My greatest experiences in bringing that calm came by making mistakes and watching others that brought me peace in my storms. If you are a calming element of grace, thank you! If you are in the learning curve of cultivating this ability, read on and take what can add to your legacy of being a calming agent of peace and grace. You walk into the room welcomed by the sound of a loved one deeply crying. For a moment you stand still surrounded by questions you want to ask and comfort you need to give. At the same time, your mind reverts back to times in the past that…

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Strangers of Legacy

As a part of crafting our legacy, we need to share our stories with others. These stories can be events that happen over time, or like this one, a story of a short God-ordained few minutes in the midst of a routine day. For me, strangers are a big part of my legacy. As I have been reviewing my journals and working on writing more, it is so clear that strangers have played a larger part in my life and legacy than I had given them credit. A stranger is defined as a person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar. The Latin root word for stranger is extraneous which means irrelevant or unrelated to the subject, person or situation. Most strangers are exactly as defined, but then there are those that started out strangers…

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