What name do you bear?
What name do you respond to?
What name do you leave to your generations?
The undying ordeal of all humans on earth is the ability to create and maintain a good reputable name. A name that will speak of open doors, favors, and grace in the life of he or she who bears that name.
Hence the task of all human beings is to have and leave a good name so their loving generations will bear and enjoy its fruitful benefits.
In Ghana, one of our founding fathers, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah with fellow like-mindedness in their ability to fight, bleed and die. So the Ghana we know today will have its independence from colonial rule. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in his selfless act of service to the people of Ghana became Ghana’s first prime minister and later its first president.
Due to his wonderful achievements, he earned a good name in the history of Ghana and he is greatly remembered for his services to the people of Ghana, his motherland with much respect and reverence paid towards the Nkrumah name.
As such his daughter Samia Nkrumah contested for a seat of parliament on the tickets of the Convention Peoples Party and won. Thereby she was given the responsibility as Member of Parliament based primarily on the legacies of her father, the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Thou we will all die, as death is to all men. Yet the few, thou dead still lives. In the actions, they undertook whilst the sun, yet sets upon them. As the gift of life is granted unto all men. But the fruitfulness and legacy of that life is the work of the sole individual.
In another instance, the legacy and love for the late President J. J. Rawlings ushered in the second term of office for her daughter who contested for the Klottey-Korle Constituency parliamentary seat and won. Mainly based on, sympathetic votes and the love of her father by the constituents.
In our actions or inactions, of good glorious deeds, we undertake today. Thou big or small is a potential seed that a generation of ours will one day reap of its fruits.
As the holy book says, “for whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.”
Hence the onus lies on us. To be a change of goodness in our communities, centers, workplaces, schools, and everywhere.
There is also the possibility that we will not be immediately rewarded for our good deeds, and in some situations, we might be laughed at or called several demeaning names.
But in all this, we shouldn’t stop doing good. Since goodness is the key to the hearts of uncommon men.
Looking at the lives of these prominent political fathers in Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, J. A. Kuffour, J. J. Rawlings, John Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Attah Mills. Their services to the people of Ghana have rendered them a good name and hence their children are likely to eat of the fruits of their father's labors.
The power of legacy and a good name.
So what name do you bear?
What seeds of goodness are you planting each day?
So your generations and others can eat that fruit. Since a person who does good, not unto himself only but everyone leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.
This is because a good man knows in his heart of heart, that a transgenerational inheritance is not only about physical wealth but a godly character and a good name.
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