Legacy Tip: Keeping Company

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 execute 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. The ability to "Keep Company" is foundational in building our legacy because it trains us to be His representative without any regard to what we are building at the moment. It is one of the truest senses of giving away from ourselves. In Old English, "keep" is "cēpan" meaning to take in, care for, or attend to. Is that not what God does with us? He takes in, cares for us, attends to…

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Legacy Tip: Respect the Press in Others

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 execute 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. "Respecting the press" in the legacy building, both ours and others that we have the privilege to observe, is a "key." What does it mean to be key? A key is one of the most important determining factors needed to achieve or accomplish something. It provides a clearer or more robust understanding or execution of something desired or needing to be done. Respect Respect comes from a Latin word that means "to look back…

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Legacy Tip: Recognize Open & Closed Preparation

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 execute 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. Preparation is the action of making ready before, before needed, before asking for, and before the total understanding of the use or benefit. Many times preparation is done when we are not even aware that it is preparation. We are moved to start saving money, even though it is a sacrifice. Then the opportunity to purchase a home is presented, and we are prepared.We are led to go back to school to…

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Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Restful Emptiness

To hear more about Restful Emptiness as a Legacy Element, listen to the Build Your Legacy Podcast here. Restful Emptiness is the final of the four elements of change as part of the Building Your Legacy Podcast Series. No one can be effective in the other three elements of change if we do not practice restful emptiness. Bravery, Passion, and Forgiveness will wain in the building of our legacy unless we intentionally set time for restful emptiness. Hebrews 4:9-10 There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. This ceasing from our works is entering into times of rest in God with open hands or without focus on anything but Him. When we are open-handed, it helps us…

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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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