Your life has made a deposit and left an impact. In this life, you will not be able to fully define your influence. Eternity will reveal the significance of what you left behind.
Every human being makes a deposit in life, both good and bad—and sometimes ugly. Some of these deposits appear large, and some go unnoticed.
We all desire to exit our life with a banner over our heads that says, “Significance.” We have been created to live a life of significance and leave behind an honorable legacy.
My understanding of legacy has changed dramatically over the years. There are still some lingering elements of self-focus that will surface from time to time—more often than I would like to admit. But I want my understanding of life and legacy to resemble what the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi: “For his sake, I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ” (Philippians 3:8). Our legacy will be written from those things we were willing to discard for the sake of Christ.
(An excerpt from my book, A Good Place)