Leaving your Mark


“Every day in every way we are leaving our mark.” 
 by Rachel Bermingham

I love this quote because it is so true; every day in everything we do, we are leaving our mark. The two questions to ask ourselves today is what kind of mark are we leaving and will it be lasting?

As children of God, the mark we should be leaving is Christ and it should have a lasting impact. So how do we do this?

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Jesus said the world would know we are His followers if we love others. Love is one of the most lasting marks we can leave. When we look back on our lives, the people who have loved us are the first ones to come to mind; that is a lasting imprint. 

Are you showing His love to others? We show His love in little ways and big ways. The love of Christ is kind, compassionate, patient, humble, forgiving and gentle. Do those words describe the way you treat those around you? 

So much of our life is not under our control. However, how we treat others is completely under our control. We have complete control over our attitudes, words and actions. We choose whether or not we are going to have a positive or negative attitude. We choose whether or not we are going to use words that build up rather than tear down. We choose to act in ways that are helpful to others or not.

As you go throughout your day today, really pay attention to your attitude, words and actions. What kind of mark are you leaving on those around you? Is it a temporary mark or a lasting one?

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16 thoughts on “Leaving your Mark

  1. This is something very important to ponder how to always behave well to others. Thank you for great reminder, sis Shelly. So blessed with your thought.

  2. Thank you for such a lovely reminder. May God bless your day!

    • Blmaluso, thanks for your kind words. It is something we all need to be reminded of from time to time. Be blessed!

  3. Thanks for the wonderful post and the great reminder to make sure the mark I leave everywhere I go is one that God will approve of. Great way to start off the day!

    • Debbie, thanks for your sweet words. It is great to have a reminder to make a mark for the Lord where ever we go!

  4. This one hits me right where God has been dealing with me. I desire to walk in love, even with those difficult to love. Yet, Christ did so to me whenever I was not loving to Him. Thanks Shelly.

  5. WOW, this is really good . . . and now I will be paying closer attention as to the “mark” that I am leaving on others not just today but in the future too! Thank you and abundant blessings to you ~

    • Deborah, thanks for your kind words! I definitely need to pay more attention to the mark I am leaving for today and into the future! Be blessed!

  6. Shelly, What a great reminder of how we can have a lasting impact on others. Blessings to you.

    • Julie, thanks for the input. I love the quote and the picture, they both really speak volumes about the mark we leave on the world. Blessings!

  7. Reblogged this on follow the light and commented:
    Shelly’s post touched me. It’s a reminder that I must teach my children that they are leaving their mark too. Please enjoy this post.

  8. Reblogged this on nolongerwounded and commented:
    Shelly wrote a wonderful blog challenging the reader to ponder the question of what mark they are leaving in the world. I thought this article was inspiring and deep. What do you think?

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