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"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold" (Proverb 22:1 AMP).

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  defines legacy as something that happens or exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time.

Longmam also defines leagacy as  money or property that you receive from someone after they die.

I love the first definition and this is going to be my emphasis in this article.

Legacy is not just the wealth or property that you bequeath to your children but most importantly it is the way you live your life (A good name).

To me the best legacy is the legacy of a good name.

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"A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth" (Ecclesiastes 7:1 KJV).

"A good reputation is better than a fat bank account. Your death date tells more than your birth date" ((Ecclesiastes 7:1 MSG).

A good name in the form of currency never fluctuates with the market.

A good name = Your actions + what others say about you.

A good name is the best legacy  because a good name will give your children access to more wealth and properties.

A good character is a door opener. A bad character shuts the door of favour.
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.Billy Graham
There are some names you hear that you will love to be associated with and there are some names you will not want to even hear.

Now imagine you came across one of the biological sons of Bishop David Oyedepo, you will want to show them favour because of the person, life and ministry of their father in the body of Christ. Now, this is what you will first look at before you look at what they can do as a person. Just like Bishop Fred Idahosa the son of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa has a good  name that his father has left for him apart from the wealth or properties he inherited.

A man who does evil like a kidnapper is not leaving a good name for His children. This bad name he has created for his children will shut doors of favour for them because no one wants to associate with one who has failed humanity.

Here are some points to consider  to make a good name:

  • Be a good person with an indisputable Character - do what you say you'll do;
  • Be a person of integrity and be loyal;
  • Be a problem solver;
  • Go out of your way to help others reach their goals;
  • Be kind and loving to all;
  • Share from the burdens of others;
  • Leave others better than you met them;
  • Don't speak evil of others.
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"And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" (2 Samuel 9:1 KJV).

Be like Jonathan that left a legacy of a good name that his son Mephibosheth was a beneficiary.

Yes your children will thank you for this. Don't just give them wealth and properties but also leave a good name for them to inherit.

True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people.Myles Munroe

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You are BLESSED.

You deserve to be loved, you are worth the Blood of Jesus. Your value is in Him not in your achievements or personality.

God my Father is loving. He is so in love with you dear. Stay in His love, He will empower you to build a lasting legacy.

You can begin a relationship now with the lord Jesus Christ and experience His love for you by saying this prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen.

If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there.

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