I still remember like it was yesterday. In reality it was in 1994 when Lori came into our bedroom with an unsure look in her eyes. I knew something was up, I just wasn't sure what, so of course I asked. She got a partial smile on her face and quietly said "I think I'm pregnant". Indeed she was and in February of 1995 we had our first baby boy, Luke Kenney was born.
There was absolutely nothing that could have prepared me for being a witness to his birth. Never before in my young 25 year life had I ever encountered such a rush and flood of emotions and spiritual insights all at the same time. It was more than watching the birth; that alone was just amazing and filled me with unspeakable Joy. But the spiritual revelation that this living soul that God had deposited inside of her body thru my seed 9 months earlier was now being delivered into this world... I was almost on the floor before God with what was happening within me and then to know that Lori was likely having similar feelings on top of the unspeakable pain that accompanies childbirth brought me to a new place of reverence and appreciation for her as my wife.
Memories of that day flashed before my eyes as I witnessed Luke's name being called at his graduation ceremony recently. As any parent knows, the time might pass evenly from a scientific perspective, but it sure seems like it flies right on by without any care for your feelings when it comes to your kids. You blink a few times, turn around and suddenly these little helpless infants are driving, graduating and planning to soon leave the nest.
The lord has been speaking and ministering to me about LEGACY for a few years now. I remember when He first started to share it with me, I remarked back to Him that i was too young to even consider things like leaving a legacy for others. He gently whispered back as only he could do and said "You already are, (leaving a legacy) my son". The holy ghost light bulb went off in me and I began to "get it". From the day my earthly eyes first met his, I have been creating, modeling and leaving a legacy for Luke to be impacted by and to enjoy.
I wanted to share these things with you in my blog today to encourage you to not make the same mistakes I made. Always remember that what you are doing right now IS leaving a legacy for those coming behind you. It's not something that you begin to do when you are 50 or 60 years old. It's something you start to do as soon as you arrive here in the earth and it's no small thing.
God has given each of us talents, giftings, abilities and specific things that can only be done by us in specific ways customized by our personalities that He alone has authored in us as living souls. Never make the mistake of underestimating your own importance either. As I said, we all have unique and customized abilities to impact our world ultimately for the Kingdom Of God.
It is never too late to begin... start today and live your life knowing with each and every choice and decision, the power and authority of a lasting legacy comes behind you to solidify what you are doing. Know that you ARE making a difference. Every choice DOES matter, every decision DOES matter. You are only one choice away from your next victory!
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