Chapter Seven - Leave A Lasting Legacy

Joy’s hindsight became my insight. God knew I needed Joy’s example to follow so that I might fulfill His purposes for my life. Without her loving trusted friendship, I could not have become who I am. This is mentoring’s purpose. When I acted on her wisdom, it became a part of me. I didn’t just listen. I listened, processed, and acted upon her wisdom so it became a part of me and what she leaves behind. A lasting legacy has eternal value. Anyone can leave just money or objects. What is seen is temporal… what is unseen is eternal… (2 Co 4:18). What is your legacy? Is it lasting?

If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always gotten. How will you make different choices that keep you on track and focused?

Your life has great purpose now, not later. …Behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Co 6:2). For being such a little word, ‘now’ packs a lot of punch. Are you acting on what you are learning? Are you taking time to pass on your life to someone you know needs you? Valued friendships are just that. They are valued because they are expensive. You get what you pay for. Are you investing in your valued relationships? If so, how?

In my recovery program I learned the major issue in my life was control, how fearful I really was, and how to let go and let God. I used to try so hard and push for my way. I learned an ounce of example is worth a pound of advice, and it is a program of attraction rather than promotion. Drawn by God calling precedes driven by purpose. How are you making yourself attractive? Are you hearing God calling you? Are you taking time to listen? And love Him?

The baton was passed, but I had to be strong enough to carry it. It took time to reach that point. Elijah’s past became Elisha’s present, and it was all about God’s calling on them. It was all about God. It is still all about God! Who is your Elisha? Are you willing to pass the mantle? Who is your Elijah? Do you see your mantle? Are you willing to take it?

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