Thursday, November 15, 2012

I Want To Leave A Legacy

I want to change the world.

   I just thought I should cut to the chase. I want to save a life, to help someone who is without hope, to be Jesus for someone who never would have known Him otherwise.

   But I'm homeschooled. I don't know too many non-Christians. I try to help my Christian friends out as often as I can and I know I can make their day but...I want to help someone who without my help may not have lived to see the sunrise. God has put so much on my heart. Like, sure some people may be content where they are. But I'm not. I won't settle for where I am now. I want to be a light for Christ because that's what I was made to be. We are called to be a light to those who are in darkness! People can have HUGE effects on others! I don't think we realize the impact we can have on someone. I know because I've been affected by a small act of kindness in a hard time and I know it made all the difference.

   I work at AWANA and I strive to be the best leader I can be. I remember my leaders and how much I looked up to them and I want to be like that. I want to make my team SO on fire for God! In 4 or 5 years I want them to remember  the things I taught them or things I said. I want them to look at me and see Jesus. I want to be a reflection of Him.

   But I also want to help people my age. I want to be their friend when no one else was around, to love them unconditionally and be their light on their darkest days. My number 1 goal in life is to bring someone to Christ. I know I can't do it alone, my strength comes from the Lord. I can do nothing without Him. If you would pray for me that would be so great, pray for courage and opportunity. I want to do God's will for me, to set aside my own personal wants and do what God asks of me.

   I don't know how I can meet people but I believe that if this is what God is calling me to do then He'll provide the rest. I'm mostly worried that He'll provide and I won't have the courage to do whatever is needed.

   I always say that my theme song is Legacy by Nichole Nordeman. Because that song is like my life goal. It says "I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me? Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough to make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering. A child of mercy and grace who blessed Your name unapologetic ally, and leave that kind of legacy."

   So I'll be doing a lot of praying and reading my bible. (and probably a lot of letter writing too.) Hopefully God will bring an opportunity to me. So what has God been calling you to do? "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ to do good works..." (Ephesians 2:10) He has a plan for each of us. So, are you going to take that leap of faith and do what He is calling you to do?

4 comments:

  1. I know EXACTLY how you feel. For a long time I knew I wanted to bring someone unsaved to Christ, but I was homeschooled (and still am) and didn't interact with a lot of un-believer on a regular basis. But growing up and gradually moving out from under your parents' wings will give you more opportunities to reach out to those people. One day you wake up and you realize you're in the middle of a ministry!
    The best thing you can do now is stay on the path to righteousness, and do what God wants you to do :)

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    1. that's awesome:) Thank you so very much! it means a lot:)

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  2. I have felt the same way! I've always wanted to do something big and important, something someone will remember. I want to help others, bring them to Christ. I even just finished writing a novel this month for NaNoWriMo about a girl with the same dream. I've realized, though, that God must have put me here, now, for a very good reason, and I aim to find out why. I would love to travel to third-world countries and feed the poor and care for the sick, but only if that's God's will. I've realized that maybe I need to start here in my own community, making changes in little ways. It doesn't matter if no one remembers me or not -- I just want to help make a difference in some small way at least.
    Sorry that was so long, but I just wanted to say that. It's so cool that you feel the very same way. I'll be praying for you! Trust in Him with all your heart. :)

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    1. I love that:) I'll be praying for you too! Remember that just the little things we do can impact people in HUGE ways! God has big plans for your life! Keep trusting and pursuing Him!:)

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