27 May Your Best Legacy
“The greatest legacy that will ensure the prosperity of generations are not some items that we store up for only their physical needs but the services, standards and strategies that we invest into the world which will consistently stimulate them towards sustainable, substantial and significant wealth and ultimately help them live a life of FULFILLMENT”
~ Ralph Segun Dada (RSD)
The original intention of God for creation is that each generation serves as a channel of preservation and promotion for the next and not a source of burden, obstruction and frustration. That is why God deposits treasures in all creations for effective reproduction without stress. All animals and plants are endowed with seeds that can be cultivated, fertilized so as to recreate new ones. The trees reproduce fruits which contain seeds that are cultivated to produce new trees, so also it is for human race. However, for human beings, the seeds in us are not just limited to reproduction of other human beings but are in several forms like abilities, gifts, ideas, potentials, skills, talents and many more.
“A good man leaves an inheritance (of MORAL STABILITY and GOODNESS) to his CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, Proverbs 13:22a. Amplified. Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you; you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep. Ps 127:3-5 Message. “Then GOD said, “Shall I keep back from Abraham what I’m about to do? Abraham is going to become a large and strong nation; all nations of the world are going to find themselves blessed through him. Yes, I’ve settled on him as the one to TRAIN his children and future family to observe GOD’s way of life, live kindly and generously and fairly, so that GOD can complete in Abraham what he promised him.” Genesis 18:17-19 Message.
God is counting on us to use all these seeds, plant them so that we can have abundant legacies to hand over to several generations to come. These legacies and inheritances are beyond material and physical possessions. They include moral, intellectual and spiritual values. All our creative abilities, aspirations, energies are deposited in us by God to bless and continually enhance the development and progress of coming generations. Several thousands and millions of people were created and would be born who need to profit and benefit from books that a lot of people have not written, songs that have not been composed, businesses and ministries that have not been established, and inventions that have not been made due to negligence, procrastination and lack of courage. Because everyone had benefited in one way or the other from numerous contributions of others through their inventions, books, songs, discoveries, and accomplishments. It is presupposed that generations should benefit and become blessed by your own treasures too.
Several people have died and yet their works, services and inventions are still blessing a lot of lives today and will continue to be a source of blessing to generations to come. This should also be the testimony of each of us.
Therefore, the greatest legacies and inheritances we owe our children and the generations yet to come are far beyond things that will give them only physical enrichment but treasures that will propel them to strive towards living a life of fulfillment because each of them were created and designed by God and sent into our world with a specific assignment that must be accomplished in fact in outstanding manner. This way, we can ensure a world that is free of moral decadence, religious bigotries, hatred, bitterness, political instabilities, wars, rape, suicide bombings and several vices. Even if you don’t have biological children yet, like Abraham, he had over two hundred people being trained in his house before God gave him Isaac in his very old age. This means that you can still take responsibility for the training of other children either by adoption or contributions.
“The truth is that your best legacies are far beyond your professional qualifications, material acquisitions or possessions but your phenomenal contributions that will add quantifiable positive contributions to this generation and several others to come”
~ Ralph Segun Dada. (RSD)
©Ralph Segun Dada 2017