What will define your legacy?
Consider your future impact: Will you will leave a legacy like that of the Berlin Wall (control)? Or will you leave a legacy like that of the Brandenburg Gate (liberty)?
You can choose to live grasping at power and control, if you wish. Power is a weapon you wield to lead and live. People doing things your way defines your happiness. Or, you can live by the conviction that your role is to cultivate the unique potential in others that God initially deposited there.
You can control, or you can liberate—but you can’t do both. One path will leave you a tragic relic; For the other path, a point of celebration lies far beyond your earthly life. One mode represents death and destruction. The other, life and freedom. Jesus was a liberator, and I know I want to be one, too.
Liberator or oppressor—whom do you choose to be?
Reflect + Pray
1. Prayerfully consider ways you may unwittingly be functioning as an oppressor.
2. Ask God to show you the places He wants you to be a beacon of liberation.
3. Thank the Lord today for those who have left a legacy that has transformed your life.
4. Please pray we can reach the Venezuelan people, who are struggling amid economic crisis, to provide relief, food and medicine. Also pray for Foursquare churches in neighboring Colombia that are ministering to Venezuelan refugees.
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