What kind of ancestor are you going to be?

And in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.

Genesis 22:18

Ancestor : A person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended. 

As a young woman with big dreams, I’ve often think of who I will be when I get older. While I’m working on creating success now, I do think that my success will climb as I age. We are NOT peaking in the twenties over here. I’m confident that as I grow, I will mature and venture into other areas to be of service in different ways. 
While I work on starting my legacy, I’ve come to realize that one of the goals for my life is to generate an impact on people beyond my children and grandchildren. Wittingly, I am working on being a knowledgeable, kind, and resourceful ancestor. The same way I am able to do what I do because of others who paved the way, I aspire to provide that for others. 

It’s funny that at 22, I am focusing on life well beyond my now. It’s almost as if it came as a revelation that it’s about more than just me, but as I’ve prayed over my life and plans, I understand the importance of being more for someone else. Part of the premise behind #SydatCity has always been to show others ways to go after what they want. Despite being the central focus, I am blogging for more than just myself. The best of both worlds for a Leo! 
I recently saw a devotional that centered around not trying to control the future because that’s saying to God to you don’t trust Him to do His job. It’s imperative that I note, I’m not tying to do that. I’m simply working for more than myself and allowing God to do His do with what comes from me. I believe we’re here on earth to be blessings for others and I’m choosing to walk in that. Some willingly go after sharing blessings (Solomon) and some have to share them after a fight (Jonah). Either way, the blessings will be shared. 

Within the recent days, this whole point has been reiterated to me in the biggest way with the passing of Nipsey. Rarely do we notice the impact we have on others until it's too late, so today, I am choosing to acknowledge I have something to share now and work on how I go about it. There will be a legacy left behind when I am gone and I need to make sure that it positively affects those that matter. What is left tied to my name matters because the intentional work I put in today will help the diligent work of someone else tomorrow. 

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