The constant desire to leave our mark

It’s something we all strive for, some more than others. We all want to be known, to have our names be mentioned, to be acknowledged for whatever we worked for but that doesn’t happen as much as we wish for it to happen. As I was helping my cousin paint her new house today, I took the chance to leave my mark on the wall. The picture below shows my cousin painting over and covering up my chinese name.

What a symbolism for our every day events. Sure we could be happy for that moment of fame, but it does not last and soon we’ll be finding ourselves searching for another place to leave our mark. Fortunately, our mark has already been made in God and that will never be washed away. We were individually made unique and all we have to do is acknowledge that God is the creator and put that “mark” there to remind us that we’re special.

So don’t spend all your time searching and working for that moment of fame, because it’s already there- not painted over, not replaced, nor will it ever be replaced.

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.

– Psalm 139: 14 (The Message) 

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