Thursday: September 24, 2020
Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
Many institutions have ‘halls of fame’, call that an album that celebrates the achievement of individuals even when they are no longer active in a field’. Thus, while those who are inducted into a hall of fame may belong to a generation past, they continue to be honoured by the present.
It might have become a cliché with talk of Strive to make an impact, exert some influence and leave a mark in this world. Some will say this is just a lot of unnecessary bruohaha coming from a bunch of excited people. But today, we are given a reason why this gong will keep sounding: “generations come and go, but the earth remains”.
Hard as it may sound, we are in transit here on earth because we won’t be here forever. Simply put, there is a finite amount of time accorded us in this life.
When that time is ended, all that remains will be our imprints and footprints. That may not sound like a big deal but my dear, it really is.
It may seem like a lot of pressure therefore to leave bigger footprints before our ultimate departure, besides it might suggest that ‘the bigger the footprint, the better we lived’. However, a look around you will let you know that there are different shoe sizes and soles, subsequently, different footprints. Even when the sizes are one and the same, it’s wearers may be of different weight hence there will be different depths, length of strides will be different and surfaces on which walking is done also differ.
What does this all mean? It means the footprints you will leave are unique to you. It may not be as big as you might like, but if those imprints are left where they are intended, and reach even a handful of hearts, mission accomplished. Because those hearts will become bearers of those imprints which will continue to reach many long after we are gone.
Sweetheart, dare to leave your footprint, but don’t ignore the where and the how.