Sharing Yourself

Jeremiah, Abel, Ruth, Joseph, Josiah, David, Philemon, Epaphras, Daniel, Enoch, Dorcas, Noah, Paul, Barnabas, Aquila and Priscilla, and many others all left amazing legacies of faith, love, and commitment.
Demas, Diotrephes, Hymenaeus, Judas, Korah, Cain, Baalam, Ahaz, Urijah, Herod the Great, and Felix are all remembered for their moral and spiritual failures.
How will you be remembered? A good Christian lives a godly life, a great Christian leaves a legacy of faith and love. Perhaps one measure of a Christian is what he/she said or did to make a difference in another’s life.
What will you leave behind?
1. Make the firm decision to believe, to love, to do good, and to speak out for good. You can only share what you are; you cannot share what you wish you were. Become what you want others to remember you for.
2. Forget the legacy; focus daily on your walk with God. Don’t let appearances be as important as the substance. Christianity is a daily life (Luke 9:23); it is more important to be seen and appreciated in private by the Father than to make a show of religion for the masses (Matthew 6:1-18). Those who exalt themselves get humbled, and those who humble themselves get exalted. Forget yourself and serve God (Matthew 20:24-28). God is not so unjust as to forget (Hebrews 6:7-12).
3. Put the needs of others first (Philippians 2:1-4). We don’t remember with fondness anyone who is selfish; we remember the ones who are selfless, kind, compassionate, and forgiving. Grow in love, grow in good works, grow in compassion, and grow in mercy. Who can forget a good Samaritan?

2 Replies to “Sharing Yourself”

  1. What a wonderful message! I think this is one that all Christians can benefit from daily, but especially those who are leading others through Christ. I pray we can all continue to grow and leave a legacy of faith and love. Especially, the love of God’s word!

  2. Thank you for your insight. This was an encouraging article and makes me want to try a little harder when I get discouraged and don’t try as hard to do these things.

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