Leaving a legacy….
I have been thinking about this topic for a while now. I read a book that focused on this idea and I know I want to leave a legacy for others and especially my family.
Around Cordova I am known as the cinnamon roll lady. It’s true that I make them a lot and give them away, but I don’t want that to be my true legacy.
I want to be known for sharing Jesus and living my life for him.
Today I made some gluten free Monster Cookies and I had a specific person in mind when I mixed them up. Later I went by her house to give her the cookies, but no one came to the door. I was pretty sure she was home since the cars were there and I could hear the kids upstairs. Finally, I opened the door and put the bag of cookies on the table and left.
When I got home from my errands there was a message on my phone from this woman saying she thought the cookies were from me and hoped they were gluten free, but she was checking. I called her back and got her voicemail and left her a message.
I knew from this brief experience that I was known for my cooking. It seems that this is the legacy I am leaving in Cordova, but I need to find a way to make sure it is accompanied by my desire for them to know that I am living for Jesus in all I do. Maybe I need to add a note to my food offerings or say something when I deliver them. I know I need to find a way to make my intent clear. I have to think about this more.
Father, I want to live my life for you and leave a legacy that makes you proud and advances your kingdom. Help me to be intentional about that. Amen.