1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
Many are remembered after they are gone; for many, it’s the differences they make, others are remembered for their positive influence, some however are known for the evil they perpetuate.
King Ahab was known for being evil. He was a wicked man who lived to do wrong and sold himself to work evil. When his last chapter concluded, his legacy was one of shame and disgrace. The choices Ahab made produced the legacy he left behind.
If I am to leave behind a worthwhile legacy that will impact others even when I’m gone, I must be intentional with the life I live and the decisions I make. I may have to make sacrifices in my life and say no to good things to make room for the best if I’m to be the parent, Christian, or disciple maker who leaves an impactful legacy behind.
Questions to Ponder:
What legacy do I want to leave behind? Write it down!
What will my legacy be if I continue living the way I am today? Does the legacy I’m making and the one I want align?
What changes do I need to make in my life to enable me to shape the legacy I aspire to leave behind?
A great habit to develop is to, like our hymn reads, "count your blessings" daily!
The fear of the Lord leads to a life of humility, obedience, and faith.