The Hope of a Legacy

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Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The more I think about it, the more I realise that this life is not about what we achieve at all, but about how we impact others and how we grow in God.

For example, I had a novel published. “Wow, Amanda! That’s fantastic! We’re so proud of you!” And yes, it is a good feeling. But, it is what God is doing in me through this journey of writing and publishing which is more important. I can’t take my book to Heaven with me, but I can take the lessons I have learned in the process.

And hopefully, prayerfully…I will be able to stand before my Father and hear Him tell me that my book brought others to Him. That is even more important than my own journey. When my life is over, will I be known for writing entertaining novels, or for impacting lives? The latter I hope—and that is what I live for!

How about you?

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.   1 Corinthians 10:31(NIV)  

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Published in: on 2nd March, 2010 at 2:05 am  Comments (5)  
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  1. Beautiful picture! But even more beautiful is the heart behind the words! Welcome to blogging 🙂

  2. that is so lovely… very true, very readable!
    well done. love your point!

    • Thanks guys. Appreciate your encouragement. XXOO

  3. “‘… it is what God is doing in me through this journey of writing and publishing which is more important. I can’t take my book to Heaven with me, but I can take the lessons I have learned in the process.”

    I needed to read this today. I’m at the I-don’t-want-to-give-up-but-I-can-see-no-other-option point at the moment and really needed to be reminded that being published isn’t what’s important so much as what God is teaching me through all this if I’m willing to listen and learn.

    Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jules

    • Hi Jules. I’ve had days where I feel like giving up too. But then, knowing that my journey also encourages others helps me keep putting one foot in front of the other. Thanks for your encouragement! 🙂


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