8 Tips on how to create lasting legacy for your children

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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).
 What will you be remembered for when you leave this earth? The most influential people, the ones who leave behind legacies that are incredible that continues to live on in the hearts of the people they impacted with their life.

They may be physically dead and no longer be a part of society—but their principles, philosophies and achievements will become immortal, spreading from generation to generation. One of such men that has made and is still making great impact in my life is Myles Munroe, I am currently reading his book on ”the principles and power of vision.”

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  defines legacy as something that happens or exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time. It also defines leagacy as  money or property that you receive from someone after they die.

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 legacy is not words, but rather your actions, how they will define you, and how they will impact others. A legacy is something bigger than who you are today.

It is more than what you did this week, this month, or even this year. A legacy is something you are creating today, whether you realize it or not.

I believe that the best legacy is the legacy of a good name. I will like to see your thought on the best legacy at the comment box.


"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

Legacy is not leaving something for people. It's leaving something in people. —Peter Strople.

 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

A good character is a door opener of favour.  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 two types of legacies that one can leave behind, a good or a bad legacy. If one is not intentional about the legacy they are creating, an unintended legacy will be created whether you plan on it or not. Most people don't consciously choose between the kinds of legacy their life will leave, nor do they realize they are actively creating one with their actions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

There are some names you hear that you will love to be associated with and there are some names you never want to be associated with, not even in your dreams.


If you come 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. This is your first assessment  before  looking at their qualifications.


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 he inherited 😁


While on the other hand domestic violence has the potential to leave behind an unintended legacy of pain, hurt, and terror.

A girl who is not the intended target of violence but who witnesses domestic violence, is left with moments that create a legacy that puts her at risk of being more than 3½ times more likely to be a victim of domestic violence later in adulthood.


A boy who witnesses his parents’ domestic violence is left a legacy to be twice as likely to abuse his own wife as compared to sons of nonviolent parents. Women who have been battered  are left a legacy of financial, emotional and psychological challenges, along with a myriad of injuries – more injuries than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. The moments of domestic violence add up to a bad legacy that can last a lifetime.

The bad legacy a man has created for his children will shut doors of favour from them because no one wants to associate with anyone who has failed humanity.

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. —William James

Here are 8 tips on how to create lasting legacy:

  1. Be a good person with an indisputable Character - do what you say you'll do;
  2. Be a person of integrity and be loyal;
  3. Be a problem solver;
  4. Go out of your way to help others reach their goals;
  5. Be kind and loving to all;
  6. Share from the burdens of others;
  7. Leave others better than you met them;
  8. Don't speak evil of others.

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, but also leave a good name for them to inheirt. 

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
 We receive Grace to create lasting legacy in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

You are BLESSED.

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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 create 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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