"Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. " Proverbs 31:28-30
Do you ever wonder what legacy you are going to leave? When you pass away, what will people say about you? In today's world, it is so easy to get caught up in materialistic things. We get upset with ourselves if we aren't a certain size, have a certain hair color, have the latest gadgets. I don't think that we necessarily mean to get stuck on these things, it is just all around us. This has become very important to me over the last few months. I think mostly because I now have a son. I want him to know that his mom feared the Lord. I want to show him how to live. I also want to be the best wife that I can be to my husband. Everytime something happens in our lives, we have a choice. WE make it what we want. What are you making out of your situations? I want to try to be a blessing to everyone I come in contact with. How can I help them, instead of, how can they help me? I want to choose to show them the love that the Lord has for them. Sometimes, we are the only Jesus they see. How are we portraying him to them. The scripture says "her children rise up and call her blessed, her hunsband praises her" That is the legacy I want to leave! So how do we do this? Well, I am still trying to figure this all out, and I am working on it everyday, but I do know that I cannot accomplish any of this if I do not love the Lord, and put him first in everything that I do. If he is first, then everytime a situation arises, HE will be on mind, and I can be a blessing through the situation. It is that simple! So why is it so hard to do?? We get so easily distracted by the tangible things of this world, and Satan knows it. My prayer tonight is that I totally fix my eyes on Jesus through every situation in my life. If he is first, then I can show my son, my husband, and everyone else that I come in contact with, that Jesus is number one, and I can be blessing to those people. The love I have for my son is so incredible that I cannot even put it into words. And just think, we are God's children. He loves us that much. So what legacy do I want to leave? I want to be the Proverbs 31 woman!
As I am writing about this and thinking about it, I can't help but think of the song by John Waller. The Blessing. Here is a link to it:
I choose to be a blessing for life!!!
Let me know your thoughts on this, or any ideas you have on how to leave a Proverbs 31 legacy!