MY CHILDREN, MY LEGACY - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Legacy“If I fail in parenting, then I have really failed in life.”
This is something I always tell myself and others whenever there is a discussion on children or parenting.

I want to leave a legacy, I want to live on upon the earth even when I am physically out of here. I want to leave a legacy, not just of lands, jewelries, cars, cash, or such things. Now, I do not mean that I don’t like to have these things, but the legacy I pray to leave behind is not just in “things”.

I want to leave a legacy of children who represent all things positive. Children who follow the right path in life, children who have integrity and truth as some of the foundational principles of their lives. Children who stay true to their maker and and desire to please Him all the days of their lives.

I want to leave a legacy of children who fight for a right course, who will be true heavenly ambassadors. Children who will not compromise or bend under peer pressure, who will respect the lives and properties of others. Who will stand up and stand out for Who and what they believe, who will not be ashamed to be different.

I want to leave a legacy of children who will be servant-leaders. Children who will put others before themselves, who will not be too proud or selfish to lend helping hands whenever the need arises. Children who will stand up for the poor and less fortunate in their generation.

I want to leave a legacy of children who will not be afraid to speak the truth at all times and in every circumstance. Children who will be true ambassadors of God and His kingdom, who will always remember that this world is not there home, who will walk this earth prepared for their eternal home.

I want to leave a legacy of children who will bring positive changes in their generation.

-But I can’t do this on my own or by myself. I must lean on the best Parent ever, My Heavenly Father who has the blue print of good and successful parenting.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5 KJV)

-I must study and consult His written Manual (The Bible) for solutions for every parenting challenge I have.
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV)

-I must teach my children how to walk in God’s ways and the best way to live life. God could boast that Abraham will teach His children the right way to live.
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. (Genesis 18:19 KJV)

-I must live in honesty before my children, I must be a model of what the Manual says and what I teach. My actions must match my words because children believe their parents more when they see them live what they teach.
THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him  and  follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. (Ephesians 5:1 AMP)

-I must spend time in prayer for my children because I need divine help against the wiles of the enemy, they face a lot of pressures in this world we live in.
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children…(Lamentations 2:19 KJV)

-I must speak the word of God over their lives and into their future because the word is a seed and it does not return void.
…The seed is the word of God. (Luke 8:11 KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 KJV)

-I must continually put them in God’s hands, trust Him for their best and refuse to worry or be anxious. Knowing that worrying signifies fear and doubt.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)

I am working, hoping and praying to make my children my prime legacy, while I am here and even after I am gone.

What kind of life do you plan, hope, and pray for your children to live now and after you are gone?
Do you plan to make them the prime legacy you leave here on earth? If yes, how do you plan to achieve this?



Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Joy
    Posted at 12:15h, 08 February

    God help us all, I also read the link to Kelly’s site. Please how do I start with my 20 month daughter?

    • Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
      Posted at 10:05h, 09 February

      First, start by praying with her daily in the language she understands.
      Also, read bible stories to her, you can but bible for her age group and start with that.
      It is important to also use every incident, as much as possible to tell her about what you taught her from God’s word.
      And then when she starts talking, you can introduce her to Christ using the WORDLESS BOOK.
      If you google it, you will find better understanding of what it is and how to use it.
      Have a super blessed day!

  • Dr Sukuni Zaki-Love Fwangs
    Posted at 17:09h, 17 January

    This is So critical, valuable, crucial and important !!!

  • Kelly Scott
    Posted at 12:56h, 07 July

    A wonderful post, Ugochi! The Scripture passages you chose, inspired me in my parenting. Thank you for linking up to my post too. Every blessing!

  • Ugochi
    Posted at 22:15h, 27 June

    I seriously pray it does May. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. Have a blessed evening.

  • May
    Posted at 17:55h, 27 June

    Ugochi what a wonderful post you shared here. Thank you so much for posting, and i know many will really benefit from this..
    Hope you have a great day..

  • The Mom
    Posted at 15:40h, 25 June

    Hi! Thank you for stopping by Adventures of the Triple B’s. I love this post because this puts into words my exact feelings. Things are nice, but values, experiences and character are memorable. It is the non material things in life that are worth emphasizing, at least that is what I am trying to teach my children and what I hope they remember about me.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 14:33h, 13 November

      Very true! Thanks a lot for coming by, sorry for my late response.

  • Heather Nelsen
    Posted at 18:05h, 22 June

    Great post! I’m following you back. 🙂 Thamks for stopping by!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 22:16h, 27 June

      Thanks Heather, have a great evening!

  • Stephy Marie
    Posted at 05:50h, 22 June

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m loving your style and looking forward to reading more about you 🙂

    Your New Follower,

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:01h, 22 June

      Thanks for coming by and loving it Stephy, have a blessed day!

  • Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella
    Posted at 22:09h, 21 June

    I don’t have children yet – but I am so thankful we have a heavenly father who can help us raise them because i would be petrified of parenting if we didn’t.

    found your from the thursday linkup
    and excited to be your newest follower!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 13:58h, 22 June

      True Elisabeth, thank God we have a Father! Thanks for coming by, I appreciate you a lot.
      Have a blessed day!