A Precious Lesson from my Father

12 Apr

I learned a precious lesson from my Dad last night:

While some of my close relatives are pushing my sister and I to learn about my father’s business (so that we can continue the legacy in the future) and worrying about some people that are too involved in the family business (that they might take over the business later on), my father has a different say:

“I can see that God has been using me to be His channel of blessing for some people; what if, right now God is also using me for the future of their legacy?

I know how God’s love has been crazily working in my life, remembering how I was and how I am now. It’s possible that God works this way in my employers’ lives too.

If none of you (my sister and I) would be involved in the business I’m doing right now, maybe God has other plans: maybe someone else will run it, or maybe He’ll change it to something entirely different. I don’t mind it as long as it is used for His work and glory. But if you girls want to continue it, I’ll be more than glad to pass it on and give everything to both of you. You girls are my priority and whatever I have, is yours.

But I learned that the best gift you can give to your children are not material things. God is the ultimate owner of all things, so it’s possible that whatever you have now, one day, God wants to use it in someone else’s life. Material things will vanish in the end, and when the time comes for us to see God, you won’t bring anything but your character.

So the best gift you can give to your children? Teach and show them godly character.”

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2 Responses to “A Precious Lesson from my Father”

  1. Jason Spears April 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    What’s so remarkable here is the simplicity! It really changed how I think about people who lives I am in and the manner in which I may be able to impact them.

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