What Will You Leave Behind?

Inheritance

When you die you can take nothing with you.

For that reason many people devise wills that outlines how each of his/her assets should be distributed. Such care for personal possessions is admirable, but I wonder if just as many people are concerned about leaving a spiritual inheritance.

At a family outing to someone’s home the other day my children were exposed to inappropriate music. Unbeknownst to us, a teenager allowed them to listen to music with explicit lyrics. Our son, age 8, came up to inform us of what was going on, but not before the damage was done.

That night my daughter, age 6, had a hard time getting to sleep because the same teenager had also allowed her to watch clips of a vampire movie from her phone. I was deeply disturbed that my children could be exposed to such material without my consent or knowledge. I felt helpless. In that moment I longed to keep them locked up forever! But then the thought came to me, if you take the time to fill them up with good things, the negative things can’t have a lasting effect.

At that moment I had to think, What good things I was filling them with? While I strongly  desire to live a spiritual inheritance, it won’t happen unless I am intentional about it. The word tells us to train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they won’t depart from it.

Therefore, I’ve decided to start this new quest (of leaving a spiritual inheritance) by teaching character development in a purposeful way. As you know, character is what will empower them to do right when no one is looking. Boy will they need that in this world!

Let’s face it, at the end of the day it won’t matter how much stuff we leave our children. It’s only what we do for Christ that will last.

So what will you leave behind?

With God All Things are Possible,
Dr. Celeste

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5 thoughts on “What Will You Leave Behind?

  1. After posting I came across this great blog post that will help with character development in young children: http://embracingthecall.com/discipleship-tools-for-children/

  2. Thank you for such inspiration for me to intentionally leave a spiritual inheritance! Thanks for the reminder “out of all the things I do, what I do for the Lord is what will last”, thank you!

  3. Sandra

    The most important thing I will leave my children their children is my experience and relationship with the Father. I have documentation of my life’s journey. I hope and pray my children share with their children.

    • Sandra you bring up a great point! It’s important to journal and leave a written history. I journal as well. I pray your children and their children will be blessed by your journey. Thanks for sharing!

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