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Do you know someone who you feel will leave a tremendous legacy for what they have done, or are now doing?
How are they different than you? What can you do to leave a legacy you will be proud of?
We see others getting blessings, and awards. They receive them with great humbleness, and dignity.
So, how you are feeling when you see them receiving the awards? Are you envious? Do you resent them getting an award and not you?
Envy is the resentment of the blessing of someone else, and somehow diminishes your own self-worth.
Envy is destruction of your legacy.
One of the ultimate showing of humbleness, and integrity was David. Saul eventually hated David, because he was so loved by the people even more than he was. David had to go into hiding because Saul was wanting to kill him.
Then Saul died. You know what David did? He wept. He cried for days. He felt like he had lost a father even though Saul wanted him dead.
He wasn’t envious of Saul when he was in power. He was a loyal warrior. He was one of the top generals of the warriors who fought for Saul. His legacy still lives today over 2,000 years later.
How can we get rid of any envy in our lives?
- Concentrate on God. Put Him first in your life. Learn about Him in the Bible and study how others there built up their own legacy.
- Consider others above yourself. Yes, this one can be hard. But when you do this consistently people will look up to you as a leader.
- Rejoice in the victories of others. Again, this can be hard. It may be someone at work who is getting a promotion you may have felt should have been yours.
- Be content with God made you to be, and what He will do for you later.
These four things will completely change your life. If you do each of these you will be building a legacy that will grow and show others how to also build their own legacy.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!