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What do you want to be remembered for? Think about some of the greatest men and women of history. Great people leave positive and lasting legacies.
There’s a difference between destiny and a legacy. Destiny is the potential ahead of you. Legacy is what you leave behind you. Both are important. Discovering your destiny and pursuing it well leads to a positive lasting legacy.
What is David, the ancient biblical character remembered for? At the top, or certainly near the top of most people’s list would be the amazing faith that empowered him to fight and defeat the giant, Goliath. Almost everyone knows the David and Goliath story! It has inspired perhaps millions through the millennia and continues to inspire people today. That’s the impact of a positive legacy.
This story is recorded in Scripture for our benefit. It happened because David saw and seized a God-given opportunity that others refused. David was the only fellow on the battlefield that did so. Because he saw and seized this opportunity, we’re still learning from David today.
Handling God-given opportunities well is important. Look at the words of Paul, the apostle, found in Ephesians 5:16, 17 (NLT) “Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”
Your destiny and your legacy are determined by what you do with your opportunities. As Paul reminded us, let’s “make the most of every opportunity!”