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What is your soul footprint?


The carbon footprint is a “measure of the impact that human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide”.  These gases are produced by the burning of fossil fuels for our everyday living. (taken from wikepedia:  Environmentalists use the carbon footprint to help people think about their negative effect they have on the environment.


With a new year beginning, what if you focused on your soul footprint?  The soul footprint is a measure of the impact that one’s activities on earth have on the number of souls in heaven.  How much more of an impact could we  make if we focused on eternity rather than the temporary things of this life?  Activities that enlarge your soul footprint include, but are not limited to:

  • telling people about Jesus
  • inviting people to church
  • being an example of Jesus in front of others
  • helping the poor
  • encouraging others
  • giving financially to churches and ministries
  • serving in ministries of the church (worship, ushers, greeters, children’s ministry, etc.)
  • prayer


What things should we begin in 2009 to enlarge our soul footprint?  What do we need to stop doing so that our soul footprint grows?  Sin negatively affects our soul footprint.  Some activities that are not sinful may still distract us from our purpose and reduce our potential soul footprint.


Soul footprint is an idea I made up.  It will not be fully measurable until we get to heaven.  Also, I don’t mean to imply that we can in any way have a soul footprint alone.  We must remember that some plant and some water, but God brings the increase (1Corinthians 3:6).  However, we can use our limited time on earth to impact eternity.  I pray that we would all focus on eternity as we begin 2009.  What do you think about this concept?  Feel free to comment.

2 Responses to “What is your soul footprint?”

  1. I love it Bro. Our “Soul Footprint.” That is what’s most important. We are to follow our Lord and Savior’s example, and Jesus was always pointing people to the Father. That’s exactly what we need to be doing at all times.

    Excellent concept.

  2. Great Post…just posted my blog and then read this! Gotta be a way to develop that there concept of yours. You are an awesome leader and just in case I have not told you lately…..

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