Daily Devotional
By Jon Swanson
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Leaving a Trail
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
If you walk on the Piney River Trail now, you will see tracks/evidence of almost every person/animal that has been there since the snowfall. Interestingly, as you walk along taking note of all the creatures that have been there before you, you will also be leaving a trail of your own. Now the person who follows you will know exactly what steps you have taken as well.
Throughout our lives we leave a trail. We leave physical trails like that in the snow. We leave cyber trails via social media. We leave money trails based on how we mangage our financial resources. We leave emotional trails depending on how we treat those we come in contract with each day. And everntually all of us will leave some kind of legacy depending on how e choose to embrace life.
Think about it…
• If someone were able to see every step you have made in your life, what kind of testimony/example would it provide for those who come behind you?
• I promise you are leaving more of a trail in your day to day life than what you probably realize.
• Be thoughtful about the steps you take today, realizing each will one day be part of your legacy.
• Consider the verse above. Often we allow ourselves to be thrown back and forth by the situations of life. God, through the Holy Spirit, has given us power, love and self-control. He intends us to use this in creating a legacy that points others to HIM.
Surrendering to Christ,