What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Here in the United States, Father’s Day is almost here. And at this time of year, there is always a lot of talk about the kind of legacy a father should leave for his children.
But I believe the subject of legacy should apply to more than fathers. That’s because we all leave some kind of legacy – whether we are trying to or not.
What is a legacy? Something you leave behind. That includes possessions that we pass on to the next generation. But it’s so much more than things. We are all capable of leaving either a positive or negative legacy, based on the people we have influenced and the principles that we have lived and taught.
Do you ever think “What kind of a legacy am I leaving for my children, my church, my job and yes even my life and death?
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO YOU ALL
When we talk about leadership and we want to know how to lead. It is very important to realize that we must be able to “bring something to the table” If we are going to lead people we need to be able to offer them something they now possess. that means we need to be able to help them become better in some area of there lives.
Have you ever thought of yourself as an influencer or someone who has been given influence over other people? Whether you realize it or not you are an INFLUENCER!!
I was just thinking about leadership and what I wanted to accomplish in my own leadership and influence in the church.
Influence doesn’t come to us instantaneously; it grows by stages. Everyone has influence of some kind, the mom, the school teacher, the business owner, the worker at the plant. All of them have influence with someone and over someone. The question is not do I have influence, the question is WHAT KIND OF INFLUENCE DO I HAVE? Influence with people can be either GOOD OR BAD. The drug gangs on the streets of every major city has influence over young kids they are trying to get into their gangs. The problem is, it’s the wrong kind of influence. It is not leading young people the way they should be going. A mother has influence over her children, what is she teaching them? RIGHT OR WRONG?
People who really want to make a difference in people’s lives will have an influence in people’s lives that is positive that will lead them where they really want to go and NEED TO GO. I want to influence people in a direction that will help them go in the right direction. That is not always easy, but it is the best way.
Influence starts small and it grows in stages. Where ever you are right now, make up your mind that you are going forward with a positive attitude and with stages of influence that will make this a better world to live in.