Have you ever considered what legacy that you would hope to leave behind?
Everyone desires to leave something meaningful behind for future generations… Whether it is a book or poem written, a painting or song created, a tree or bush planted, or a person or entire nations influenced, we all want to be remembered by something that our hearts and souls have touched during our lifetimes here on this earth.
The idea of leaving a legacy behind for future generations is not new. It can be found in many cultures throughout the world. One example is found in the ancient decree that was mandated by the Iroquois Indian Tribe of North America known as the Great Law of the Iroquois. In it, it states that “in our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the seventh generation.” In essence, this law holds every decision of a man in judgment as to the impact that decision may have at least 140 years into the future—to make certain that the decisions that are made today will benefit the children for at least seven generations.
You are very important in God’s creative masterpiece, and your legacy is not to be considered lightly. Be it in large or small ways, we need to be aware of how the decisions that we make today will impact future generations.
If you are wondering exactly what legacy you would like to leave behind, here are a few ideas that might help—ways that you can leave a legacy for the next seven generations and beyond:
-Share Your Blessings
Your legacy could be to give back out of the abundance that you are blessed with. Whether it is simply through your kind words or a large donation, everyone has blessings that they can share.
-Become a Mentor to Someone
Inspire and influence others. Touch the lives of others with truth and purpose. Share the richness of your life. Through this, your legacy will live on.
-Share Your Passions
Your passions are the destiny of your legacy. Finding your passions allow you to see your destiny more clearly. Passions are what drive you into the future, and ultimately form your legacy—making an impact on generations to come.
-Supporting Worthwhile Causes
Supporting a heartfelt cause that is bigger than yourself is a great way to ensure that your legacy will continue on. Many times the mere act of joining our efforts with others in order to create something worthwhile—something for the greater good of mankind—can have an immeasurable impact on generations to come.
As you can see, leaving a legacy behind for future generations can come in all sizes and shapes.
While you consider the legacy that you would like to leave for coming generations, you may also want to consider planting an olive tree deep into the soil of Israel. Partnering with My Olive Tree is a wonderful way to perpetuate your legacy, both financially and through humanitarian aid projects right in the heart of God’s promised land—Israel. Olive trees survive for hundreds of years, ensuring that your gift will truly keep on giving for multiple generations to come!