I recently read an article that referenced how each of us make our own unique and beautiful dent in the universe via the “work” we do.
Kind of like the idea our legacies will be measured by our life’s investments, rather than our life’s accumulations.
Clearly we all need, want, and work for money. However, that’s not the sole reason we work is it?
Money by itself can’t buy us sustained happiness. In reality, and quite often, studies reflect that unhappiness often stems from various financial backed stressors – regardless of the income bracket.
Therefore, money isn’t necessarily the pinnacle of our work. For what we do, quickly branches out to become a powerful platform from which each of us directly impacts others, our communities, and even our families.
It creates a ripple that reverberates through others and through time – a heavy thought. And one that should cause us to pause long enough to consider the impact of our work. What’s our stamp – or the “dent” we’re actually making?
We don’t like to admit it, but most everyone is replaceable in their job. It might be difficult to find our replacement, and they most likely will do the job differently, but most organizations move forward regardless.
What we do and how we do it, on the other hand, can only be done by us – we each leave a distinct mark, for better or worse.
If we bring our true selves, it will be special. For each person has something special to bring. God creates each of us with purpose, loves us deeply, and celebrates the unique beauty He places within each of us.
So may our daily dents serve to offer truth in love, invite healing, be encouraging, and bring hope. And reach beyond robotically tackling the mere duties before us, but in all we do, be a genuine sharing of our life via our new hearts (Ezekiel 36:26).