Scripture(s) of the Week –
Psalm 145:4 – “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”
Matthew 6:20-21 – “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
During this Christmas season as we wait for the New Year, it’s a time when many in our TCTC community are taking time to reflect and reset their life, priorities and work for the new year. As such, we’re addressing the Life Plan this week. Much more than a New Year’s resolution, this is aligning your life for years to come with an eye towards legacy and eternity. In our scriptures this week, we chose two of them to capture this concept. The first conveys a concept of legacy – that we will not be around to tell others about our life but will be fully dependent on future generations to tell others about our work. And yet, the second passage reminds us we should also not make an idol out of things of this world but rather be building a legacy of eternal treasures.
So where are you on your journey? Have you ever written or considered your obituary? What will be the summary of your life when it’s all finished? Who will be at your funeral? What will they say about you one day, one year or twenty years after you die? What stories will your grandchildren tell about you? Or even if you don’t have children or grandchildren, what stories will your youngest employees tell about you when they are retired?
Our hope for everyone in our TCTC community is that they successfully navigate the journey of a life in leadership and leave behind an incredible legacy of living out their values and realizing their calling in work, family and community. If we can help you or your company in any way during 2022, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll also be discussing life teams and standing up groups next year for anyone interested in life team but don’t have an immediate group of leadership peers to draw from in their immediate circles – this is a common story for many in the lonely role of leader.
Happy New Year!!