Letters of Commendation - The Warrior's Journey®

Letters of Commendation

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

Do You Even Lift, Bro?. Photo by Marines is licensed under CC By 2.0

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV)

Realize it or not, we all leave a legacy. But what will that legacy look like?

Many rich or famous people seem to think that buildings or streets named after them constitute a great legacy. Politicians like to be remembered for laws or policies they authored. Writers want to be known for books or other writings. Military leaders like to be held in high esteem for notable actions, particularly during combat.

But what is the best kind of legacy? May I suggest that the Apostle Paul had it right. The legacy he references in this verse speaks to changed lives, people whose hearts were transformed through the ministry he provided.

Just think about it. Paul’s joy was in knowing that his efforts had real impact on people, impact for the Lord…for eternity.

Any of us can have impact that will please God. What kind of legacy will you leave?

The content of this Devotional comes from “Daily Strength for the Battle (You, God’s Word, 5 Minutes): Volume 6 Developing the Leader in You” (2020) and is copyrighted by Scott and Judy McChrystal. Used with permission.

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