25 March, 2015

Kara Tippetts and Legacy

Today we continue our series on journal ideas and tips. You can find my previous entries in the series here.

Have you ever thought about your legacy?

As a culture, we don’t like to think about death. We avoid aging and find it difficult to talk about what comes after. But our days are limited. We are given but a brief moment here.

What do you use to define yourself?

When it is all said and done, how do you want to be remembered?

Kara Tippetts passed away this week. Kara has been open and vulnerable as she battled breast cancer. Her grace, love and faith has inspired many (including me).

This is not a journal activity, but a prompt.

Take a moment to think about legacy

What do you want people to say about you after you die? It’s not morbid. In fact, considering how you want to be remembered can lead you to live a more intentional life.

It is often said that money cannot buy happiness. People will not know you’re income at your death – so why pursue it? The big house will be sold. The possessions given away. The car will be driven by someone else. And yet this is what we as a society choose to promote.

I want my legacy to be one of adding to the beauty.

I want people to say I was loving and kind and pushed them to be better. I want to add to the beauty – to show God’s love, to brighten up the world. I want to speak truth into darkened places. I want to bring life and light.

Mostly, I want people to say I was sold out to God and for that reason helped others find Him more authentically. Whether in my writing, this blog, my interactions, my focus– I want to add to His beauty in a genuine way.

So here is your journal prompt:

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