MAKE YOUR MARK!
Within the last two months, both Princes Harry and William as well as their spouses have gone on some royal trips that have been well publicised in the media. Whether you’re a royal watcher or someone with no interest in the royal family, I am certain you’ll learn a thing or two from this message today.
The most remarkable thing I noticed however in the last two trips these gentleman have taken was the clear comparison with the trips that their mum made over two decades ago. Many of the people they met, places they went seemed like a replay of the visits their mum made in the past. I actually heard a few of the commentators from the media houses stating that the gentlemen were walking the path their mum did and one mentioned the fact that no one can have a bigger impact on the town than what princess Diana had on her visit over two decades ago.
Though these gentlemen have a large pair of shoes to fill, they never shied away but went ahead to do their bit in making a mark in the same places but in their own way. At the end of each trip, the people who had repeatedly said they were totally taken by the mum and couldn’t see how anyone else could do any better, came back to talk more about how these gentlemen made a mark each in their own way.
Making a mark in a place where the audience has already made up their mind on how to accept whatever you want to offer before you come can be very hard, but it is important to note that we all have our own individual gifts and personality to show anywhere we go, leading to us making our own unique impression and achieving results in our own way. We however must be determined to push ahead to make our own mark.
God’s word in encouraging us to make our mark in our world says
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
The thought of making a positive impact in a big world with so many complex issues can be overwhelming, but there surely are so many things you can do personally to make a big change in the life of one person.
You can make a mark if you choose to and when you do that, you will influence and change someone’s life for good forever. Never shy away from an opportunity to make a mark in someone’s life or in a place daily as it brings in great reward.
God is on your side!