Today I’m giving you permission to do legacy your way. I want to remind you to take the space you need to consider the legacy you want. And then give you the permission to build that legacy however you need to do so.
Take this permission
In all of this, the one thing I keep thinking back on is the reminder that you give yourself permission to act. You give yourself permission to move forward. You give yourself permission to say something is completed. Legacy cannot be defined by anyone else. It cannot be determined by anyone other than you and God.
One of the things that I’ve allowed myself to be bogged down by in this first year of blogging is the idea that I have to do it the way that “they” say you should be blogging. And then, as I began processing those things out, I was reminded that I don’t have to do it anyone else’s way. I can blog in the way that I want. And I can blog in the way that God has directed my heart.
So, while I can make plans and try to force things to happen, it’s not going to make me feel better. Doing things someone else’s way and fitting myself into a box I don’t belong in makes me crazy.
Just as it is with deciding on how to reshape things on the blog, I also get to choose how to live my legacy. I get to decide what areas of my life to work on. Those things cannot be decided by someone else. You can get input from others, but don’t rely on them to completely reshape your legacy. You have to do the work, which means you need to be invested in the process. You won’t be invested if you don’t make the decisions yourself.
What do you need to give yourself permission to work on today?