There are a lot of people who can work hard for a while, care for a while, love for a while, give of themselves for a while. They leave behind them a legacy of inconsistency and frayed or broken relationships with people and with God.
In their jobs, they can’t be counted on.
As parents, they raise kids who never know what the boundaries are.
As husbands or wives, they tend to make everything about them – the “me” trumps the “we” that makes marriage work.
What’s the answer?
24 Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how.
25 Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. Matt 16 (MSG)
The secret to a life that leaves a lasting legacy is in those verses.
Let Jesus lead.
Embrace life’s hardships.
Follow Jesus every day.
Do it and find peace.