What Kind of Mark are You Leaving?

One morning I was praying and asking God to search my heart. I asked Him to search every part of me and clean me of everything that is not like Him. I am currently working in a new position, and I asked Him to have His way and help me to be sensitive to His voice and be obedient to what He tells me to do. I believe that there is purpose in one’s position. I believe wherever I work is a strategic assignment. In prayer, I said to God help me to leave the mark of Christ. Afterward, I pondered on that statement. When you hear people say go out and leave your mark on the world, that means to have a lasting effect on another person or thing. My prayer is that I leave the mark of Christ wherever I go.

Think about it. If you work a 6-hour, 8-hour, or 12-hour shift at your job, you spend most of your time there. You may work with the same people daily, or depending on the job type; you come into contact with many different people. You never know what your sincere “Good morning, how are you doing today?” will do for someone. Volunteering to help someone out with a project is love in action. As a child of God, I believe He places His people where they are needed.

I also believe if we are sensitive to His voice, we will be in the right place at the right time. I believe we are in areas where we are needed. God works through us. He uses us to meet the needs of others. God’s will on earth is accomplished through willing vessels that realize their purpose in Christ. When I say the need, it can be anything. You could be walking out of the grocery store and see an older man struggling to get groceries in his car. Walking over to help him out is meeting a need. That is showing love. It does not have to be what we consider the “big things” all the time. A genuine smile when someone is talking to you sets a different tone for the conversation.

We never know what someone else is going through something. So when God asks us to do something for someone, don’t question it; do it. Take pleasure in allowing God to use you the way He sees fit. I have learned not to take words lightly. If I ask, “How are you doing” I listen. If I say I love you, I mean it. If I say let me know if you need anything, I mean it. People should be able to trust your words. If you tell someone that you are willing to help out with something and you are never available, that speaks louder than your words. The more I think about this, the more it becomes evident that we should leave the mark of Christ every day because He lives in us. That is powerful when you think about it. With that being said, what kind of mark are you leaving?

Father God,

Thank you for helping us to realize that we were created for purpose. Help us to glorify you in our daily living. We yield ourselves to you. Speak to our hearts and lead us in the way that we should go. We thank you for the opportunity to spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ to those that may not know you and rekindle a fire in those who have walked away from you. We consider it a privilege to be used by you. Lord God, we thank you that as we bless others you will in turn bless us. In Jesus Name Amen!

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