A legacy-minded man is more concerned with becoming something than he is about checking off a to-do list. He is focused on understanding and not just an intellectual exercise. A legacy-minded man lives in two places at the same time. He gets up each day and fights to win the battle in front of him, but he also gazes into the future and lives in a manner that will build a lasting legacy.
God created you to win. Always remember that you are not in this alone. God is on your side, and so is an army of legacy-minded men. Jesus is the foundation, God’s grace is the cement, and the Holy Spirit is the builder within those who rest in Christ’s peace. Now that is a team we want to be a part of. How about you?
Life is funny. I often laugh that God has chosen me to speak to men on many of the issues listed in this book. This can be especially humbling because everything I am encouraging you to do, I got wrong at some point in my life. I’m not expecting you to be perfect, and neither is God. This, of course, is no excuse to purposely and repetitively do wrong things. The reality is, in my best efforts I still come up short at times. As a matter of fact, I still have difficulty dealing with things I have done. I know I cannot live in the past, nor can I change it—I can only learn from it.
I want to encourage you that, when you are not perfect, God gives grace. Grace does two things: it covers our mistakes and it also empowers us to do better the next time around. You can’t do these things in your own strength—no one can—but you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13). I get better because I refuse to quit and I refuse to settle. I believe you are a fighter too, whom God created to do amazing things. In fact, one of my favorite scriptures captures it best: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24).
At Legacy Minded Men, we believe the biggest problem in the world today is not sex trafficking, abortion, drug or alcohol abuse, corruption or even terrorism. Those are merely the byproduct of the real issue: men who have abdicated their role as husbands, fathers and leaders. That IS the core issue. Legacy Minded Men understands this and therefore exists to transform lives by engaging, equipping and encouraging men to build a Christ-centered legacy through our 360° Legacy Plan.
Start your 360° Legacy Plan by attending or hosting one of our bi-annual Conferences at your church OR in your own home! Dive deeper into our robust free library of online resources and discipleship training. And stay plugged in by joining or starting a Legacy Group.
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