Recently, I was thinking about how life has a funny way of throwing challenge after challenge our way until it starts to feel like nothing is right and it begins to get hard to see the good in any situation. It got me thinking about how it can be so hard to see the good around us, but I want to encourage you that it gets better. When we turn our focus to God and allow Him to be our strength and our guide for any and every situation we are facing, then life starts to turn around and the good tends to become more apparent.
That's not to say everything will magically be better, cause in reality it won't be, however having God as our anchor through the storms will certainly bring peace and strength into those trying times. I love what the Apostle Paul writes, "Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me" (2 Corinthians 12:9. NLT). I love this reminder, that in our weakness He is strong and He is for us!
It got me thinking about how more often than not it is only in the times we find ourselves struggling the most that we cling to Him the hardest. What do you think would happen if we clung to Him through the good and through the bad? I strongly believe that the world would be a much better place and we would be more caring and gracious to those around us. If there is one thing I would like to be remembered for after I'm no longer here it would be that I lived a life of grace and zeal. That I showed unexplainable grace to those around me and that I had such a zeal for life that others where impacted and continue to be after I'm gone.
So my challenge for all of you this week is simple, what do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered long after you are gone? My prayer is that you run after God will all your heart and seek Him above all else. If you do your legacy will be one that impacts generation to come. Remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
What will your legacy be?
As always remember you have a God-given uniqueness!
Shalom ~ Alianna