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BUILDING A LEGACY PART 3 OF 3

5.  Change family tree

Knowing the 1.) importance of being a good steward.  We don’t own anything we just manage it for God.  Luke 16:10-11  2.) Our responsibility to tithe.  Malachi 3:10  3.) Taking care of your family first. 1 Timothy 5:8  4.) Taking care of the future.  Proverbs 21:20.  Now it’s time to enjoy watching our family tree blossom.  As we live with a heart that desires to give but also understands the importance of saving and spending, we are watering our family tree and understanding the hard work it takes to get nice things.  You’re paradigm of thinking is similar to a Vanderbilt or a Carnegie.  At this point you have fulfilled giving regularly, taking care of your family and taking care of future.  Now fast forward to when the time comes where you have younger grandchildren or children watching your actions.  If we can install these financial practices in the kids now, we are giving them the playbook on how to be able to manage the wealth that we leave for them appropriately.  If you’re fortunate enough to inherit wealth how are you utilizing it?  These steps will set you up and your extended family for financial freedom but more importantly it will satisfy the owner of the money that we are managing for Him.

Good people will have wealth to leave to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners will go to the righteous.  Proverbs 13:22

6.  Acts of mercy during commerce

The final step to building a legacy is to enjoy directly blessing others in the market place.  Anything from feeding the hungry to sheltering the homeless.  Maybe even donating a large offering to a ministry or a project that you and your family supports.  When our life is done here, hopefully we can leave seeds planted in our community that our creator will water and will grow His ministry to ultimately lead others to Heaven.  Enjoy living the only life you have.  While you give, save, spend.

We can only control two things.  Our attitude and our work ethic.  -Coach Mo Evans

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