Your Legacy -
What is Your Life worth to
Others and God!
These are the most important questions you must answer:
Why are you here?
Why did you live?
Why does it matter that you lived?
I was at a memorial service for a friend. During the service, many stood up to speak talked about love, service, generosity, faithfulness, and—most importantly—how those qualities were important in the lives my friend had touched. Family, friends, colleagues, members of the faith community—it was the same message, over and over.
Later, during the reception, a man came up to me and said, “That was so powerful! When I die, I want the same service; the same Scriptures, the same words, the same message.” Without skipping a beat, I turned to him and said, “If you want a great memorial service, first you have to live a great life.”
Rather than stumbling through life one bump at a time, think about leaving a legacy today. You shouldn’t wait until your death to leave a legacy. You should start now and continue building your legacy.
Then it will live on and answer your most important questions.
“Did it matter that you lived?” “Did you leave some mark in this world?” “Did you have some impact on this world or on someone?” Was there any sign that you were here?
The Bible makes this even more important:
For you must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that you may receive the things done in the body, according to what you have done, whether good or bad.
—2 Corinthians 5:10
Throughout history great people have left us with their words of wisdom about legacy.
Carve your name on hearts. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.
Your Legacy is what you give to the next generation.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. —William James
Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people. —Peter Strople
You must take responsibility to create a legacy that will take the next generation to a level you could only imagine.
“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin
“That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.” — Patti Davis
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” - Kalu Ndukwe Kalu, political scientist
“The purpose of life is not to just be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, author
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
You have the opportunity to sow seeds into the next generation, and there's nothing more important that you can leave on this earth than a legacy of faith, hope, and confidence.
Your legacy can exist now, currently, and after you’re gone.
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, but to leave behind something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk, author
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” - Pericles, Ancient Philosopher
What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy. Leonard Sweet
DOV Gives You a Way
DOV gives you a way to change the lives of people for generations to come. Your legacy will be making a positive, important contribution that can never be forgotten or underestimated.
DOV will continue to keep you up to date on how you are changing lives and generations of lives.
It is important that you start now and keep building your legacy. Days of Victory will give you a way to change the days, years and generations of people.
You can give DOV the permission to tell those whose lives are changed your name and your important contribution to their lives.