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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