Practically, what does it look like to build your legacy?
It looks like a lot of hard work. It takes forgiving yourself when you mess up. Starting over when things don’t go quite right (sometimes even in the same day!). Taking baby steps.
When I think back on my life, I want to be able to say that I worked hard. I want to see where I messed up and tried again. I want to see that I never quit. Because ultimately, the only way that healing happens… The only way that new habits are built… is by persevering. Never giving up.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-5, NLT
The more that we persevere, more we begin to develop the steps that will build your legacy life.
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- Invest in a journal. I love my journals, they help me keep track of where I’ve been and where I’m going. I switch it up all the times because I can never pick a favorite style or design.
- Looking For Lovely study by Annie F. Downs. This study speaks specifically to these verses from Romans. It’s been a huge help for me in understanding perseverance.
- Check out our Amazon store for books that have been helpful to me! I’ve included books from a wide variety of topics as I’ve worked to stretch the things that I’m working on.
- Find a Bible that you love. I particularly am loving the Inspire Bible right now. I have space to journal thoughts, doodle on the artwork given, and it draws me towards my Bible each and every day.
I’d love to hear from you what tools have helped you build your legacy life! Share in the comments, shoot me a message on social media or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.