There's A Difference Only You Can Make.
You're The Only Person Who Can Make It."


The IDY Outline: The 4 Pieces


  1. God made something good only you can do. (What) (The Difference)
  2. It’s why he called and gifted you. (WHY) (YURU)
  3. It’s hidden in his Kingdom for you. (Where) Matt. 14:33
  4. It’s worth your life to see it through. (HOW)
1-God can do anything and he created you. Since you can’t do anything good without him, he created something good only you can do. (The difference/good you’re here to do) 


2-You were specifically gifted to do something good, (the difference) only you can make. That’s why you are you. (YURU) You are the solution to the problem only you can solve. 


3-What God wants from you is what he’s prepared for you. The treasure/preparation you need is ready and accessible in his Kingdom. (Where you will make your difference.)


4-You are “worth it” to God, what you do with your life is the measure of your worth. The endgame is to enjoy God forever, here and there. 


INDIVIDULARITY is committed to helping you: 

  • Solve for what (Your Difference) 
  • Understand why (Your Solution)  
  • Find where (You can make that difference, bring your solution)
  • Enjoy the rest of your life; and eternity with God, forever.  
Where To Start: The 4 Modules


  1. Out Of Big Blue: Creation always does what God wants. Do you know what he wants from you? (God Made Something Good Only You Can Do)
  2. The IDY Tools: “You are wonderfully and fearfully made.” How will you play the cards you’ve been dealt? (It’s Why He Called And Gifted You)
  3. How To Find Your Buried Treasure: “Since you can miss it, you have to find it. (It’s Hidden In His Kingdom For You)
  4. The Endgame, Rewardability: “You will stand at the judgement seat of Christ. Will your life be rewardable? (It’s Worth Your Life To See It Through)



INDIVIDULARITY is the interaction between God’s Sovereignty and your Individuality.


What I mean by “interaction.” Back to the opening statement:

“You’re here, you care and you want to make a difference.”  

This “difference has 3 pieces. The Sovereign piece, (God’s) The Individual piece, (Yours) And the difference you are here to make. The INDIVIDULARITY piece.


First, you’re here. You didn’t have anything to do with the timing, the location or the family you were born into. That is an act of God’s sovereignty. (SOV)


Second, you care. Have you ever wondered why you care so much about a few things, and so little about most things? What you care about is an expression of your Individuality. (IND)


Third, the difference only you can make. This “difference” is something only you can do, and it’s something God prepared for you, and it’s what the people in your world need from you. (IDY)  


Your Destiny Is Either Set Or It's A Set-up:
Determined Or Dynamic?

You In The Big Blue Print

The Big Blue Print Of Purpose


Think of creation as the Big-Blue Print of purpose were everything God wants is possible; everyone is where they’re supposed to be; every outcome is anticipated, and it’s all happening right now! Staggering to even ponder. 

The Big-Blue Print is his venue-of-choice. It’s where he prepared for everything he wants and even allows what he doesn’t want. His purpose dominates and defines everything, and his plan is active and agile. You are part of that plan.


We’re all reside in The Big-Blue together; Saint, sinner, spirit and soulless. You’re here, you’re aware, and you care about life, and you had nothing to do with any of it. 

You are individually embedded in Big-Blue. God wanted you, he needs you and this is your time. That is both encouraging and terrifying. 


That gives you two options: Curiosity about the possibilities. Or the acceptance of inevitability. If you’re curious, please look further. If you’re not, it might be best if you click-out of this site. 


Consider Your Options:


Your first option, spend the rest of your life browsing Big-Blue, pondering your purpose; seeking the answers and believing things will all work out in time, before the end. (This is the default option practiced and trusted by most people)



Your Second Option: Access The U-Print.


All Creation Does God's Will - He Created His Will In Us


The Committee Met And…


Just before the start of everything the committee met and one of the members tossed a folder on the table that had your name and picture on it.

Would you like to what’s in your folder? INDIVIDULARITY is the contents of your folder.


Within God’s Big-Blue print for everything there is something only you can find and access, the U-Print for your life. This U-Print/folder contains: 



  • The current details of your destiny. 
  • The specifics of your shared situation. 
  • The path to everything possible in your life.  

This U-Print contains the particulars of the part you were created to play in God’s plan to accomplish his Blue Print of purpose.


The Question Is: How do I access this folder?


Summary Of The 2nd “Cave Conflab…” on 5-17-23


Curiosity is a better discovery method that crisis mitigation. Faith in what’s possible is better that the fear of what’s inevitable.  

-Your folder is “up-to-this-moment” current.

-Your folder was signed of by all members of the committee. They accepted all the risk so you can access all the rewards

AI-IA: Always Is, Isn’t All. ID one piece of your part and the rest will either connect & bond, or crack and break away. 

-You can spend the rest of this life and the duration of eternity, browsing Big Blue or; you can open and operate out of your folder (You-Print) from this point forward into forever. 

INDIVIDULARITY IS: Your Individuality Engaging God's Sovereignty. Using what doesn't change to define what must change.


Module # 2: The IDY Tools

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (KJV) For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn. (NLT) For God does not change his mind about whom he chooses and blesses. (Good News Translation)

Romans 11:29

“It’s why he called and gifted you.”


If the outcome of your life was determined by a card game, the most important consideration wouldn’t be the casino, the table, the drinks or even the other sharks surrounding you; it would be how you play the cards you’re dealt. 



Do you believe you’ve been dealt the cards you need to succeed in this life and throughout eternity? 


  • What you believe about God defines your true self.
  • What you believe about yourself determines everything else.
  • What God believes about you is how he dispenses his wealth.





A Specialty Workshop Needs Cool Custom Tools: Welcome to the workshop


Within IDY we have an assortment of custom and adaptive tools. Adaptive because they only work with your story and life. Customizable because they are calibrated to your situation and search. For this first visit to the workshop we’ll break out the IDY Margin tool.


The IDY Margin Tool.



The 3 Marginal Measurements


  1. Energy. You can’t create or destroy energy. You can divert and diffuse your energy.
  2. Recourses. You have “X-amount” of capital, good-will and active-agreements at your disposal. 
  3. Inspiration. Original ideas, passionate-pursuits and needed-improvements you are advancing and adapting.      
 *Time is not a Marginal element because you can’t stop, start, change or replenish it. Time is the river, your Margin is the raft and you hold the tiller. 

The IDY-Margin

An example. "I want to effectively share IDY."

  1. Does this follow and ignite my inspiration?
  2. Is the best and highest use of my resources?
  3. Does this direct or drain my energy?
  1. YES. The ideas and improvements are constant.  
  2. YES. This isn’t consuming, it contributes.
  3. YES. I wake up with my soul firing on all cylinders.

The IDY-Margin response:

  • Show some things that I can add or upgrade.
  • How will I measure the return on my investment? 
  • What % of my daily energy does this require?

When you burn the candle at both ends, all you get is dripping wax and scorched fingers.


Respect your margins and you will be limitless within your limits


Perhaps the reason you feel "marginalized" is because someone else is defining your value and setting your limits.



Margin Module Review: Didn’t resonate or communicate the concept very well. It was valuable to present what is possible in an unacceptable way. 



There were a few things I tried to say that did not connect. 


  1. The Margin is the cards you’re been dealt, good analogy but; the thought didn’t carry well into the practicality of how to decide what you do based on who you are and the intrinsic abilities you possess. I brought up the 3 A’s: Add – Advance – Abandon. Mostly added confusion.
  2. I didn’t compare, contrast and crush the accepted memes of “balance” and “prioritizing” in opposition to your Margin. It did resonate when I mentioned that, “few if any of us actually finish our ranked, rated and reprioritized lists.” 
  3. The difference only we can make is always (AI) an internal, emotional and faith-driven desire that will utilize our Margins: (Energies – Inspiration –  Resources) Missed making that connection. Balance is purely external and unachievable. Priorities are a list of moves you hope to make to accomplish something you’re not actually sure you should do at all.  

Margin Module Review: Continued.


After some reflection on what the guys said in regards to the IDY Margin tool; I think the issue of balance and of priorities and even goal-setting are important useful. But, they must come after the non-negotiable nature of one’s Marginal-elements have been reviewed and respected. 


I’ve had a personal encounter with the effects of Marginal-drift and the drag on and draw-down of my Inspiration, energy and resources. My IDY is to Present what’s possible, not to pursue the current possibilities. 

I’ve been doing that for a good part of this year. I haven’t succeeded and my Margin has been drained as a result. I haven’t fulfilled the possibilities “work-wise” that I’ve pursued. 


There is a place of glorious tension and divine inspiration between the pursuit of what possible and the realities of productivity that are required by our jobs, our relationships and our selfness. The great constant that must be maintained is not the struggle for food, shelter or health; it is the pursuit of the Kingdom and God’s righteous-justice that will free both the provision of heaven and the fulfilment of our earth-bound engagements. 


IOW: “All these things shall be added…”  



Module # 3: How To Find Your Buried Treasure.

It's Hidden In His Kingdom For You

It’s Hidden In His Kingdom For You

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.

Matt 13:44 NLT

What Is The Kingdom?


  • The Kingdom is: Where and when God gets what he wants from us. (His will is done; here as it is done there)
  • The Kingdom is: The sandbox where all Christ’s followers can work, play and pursue their INDIVIDULARITY.
  • The Kingdom is: How, where and when Christ rules your life, and extends his rule through you to everyone in your life.


The Story That Started It All For Me:  MT 13:44


A guy discovers treasure in a field: Treasure = IDY (what/it)  Where. 


The Place.


He was so excited he buried it where he found it.  (Where you can do what/It) 


The Part.


He went and sold everything he had to raise enough money to buy the field. (How you engage and pursue what/it) 


The Path. 

Wait There’s More: MT 13:45-46



The next move for the guy who bought the treasure in the field. 


A Jeweler searching for fine pearls discovered the finest of all pearls. Went and sold everything; (again) and bought the finest of all pearls.

Summary of week 4


The Kingdom is: Where God gets what he wants from us (his will) and we know and do what he wants. Resonated and informed our conversation.


The search for the field that holds the treasure also worked to help us see where we can find what. 

Every treasure is unique, we need to define our treasure in order to find our treasure. That point was agreed on. 

The sell of our current assets was the big challenge in this part of the IDY process. “selling out without selling out” is on of my statements. I also floated the concept that we currently have the purchase price of the field in our possession. Proverbs 17:16


The  field, the treasure and the sell/buy are not analogies or a metaphor. 


We have this treasure in Jars Of Clay.  2 Cor 4:7


“The Kingdom of heaven is within you but it's not without you.


Module # 4: Your Rewardability In Eternity.

Defining What Will Matter, Work And Last Forever

A True Story...

Rick Howard, my college professor told this story.


Rick was in his office one afternoon when the wall in front of him opened up into a vast field. The field held row after row of people standing with their backs toward him.

At the feet of each person were different size piles of sticks, twigs and gems. Some people had piles of a few sticks and twigs with a visible jewel or two, others had bigger mounds of gems and sticks. Some were dwarfed by their stacks of gems and jewels.


He looked down the row to his right and saw Christ walking with a torch in his hand. The Lord stopped a few people down from Rick and lowered the flame onto that persons pile. After the flash, only charcoal and ash remained. That person looked away from the gaze of Christ.


The Lord stepped to the guy next to Rick and torched his stack. There were a few sparks and some smoke, and when the torch was raised the jewels and gems began to glisten and glow from the touch of the torch. That guy wept with joy! 


Then Christ stepped in front of Rick and with the torch between them said, 

“Tell my people about the judgement.” Then it was over.


I'm not living to "get to heaven," my dream is to "get heaven."


#4: It’s worth Your Life To See It Through 


The Endgame: To Know And Enjoy Him Forever

 (To Know Him As We Are Known) 1 Cor 13:12


First, a few “Settled” things so we can get to the “Unsettling things.”

First, the settled things:


Now, about the “Unsettling things: How? Why? What? When?



How Will You Be Rewarded? You Will Enjoy God Forever. (You’ll Get to Heaven about the time that you Get Heaven)

I believe what you enjoy about life, about other people, and about God here and now, will continue into eternity then and forever.

Your IDY is what you were created to enjoy doing here and there, forever.


 The Endgame Of INDIVIDULARITY: Doing what you believe and love. (DO – BE – LO)

Summary of Week 4:


The Settled/Un-settled presentation played well. I set the stage for the endgame and it was not something to fear but something to pursue. 


I’m not sure were the tap their “curiosity-with-eternity.” I appears that the thought of forever is a bit more than most people, especially believers, have even considered. 


The story of the torch and Christ was vivid and sobering. Defining what will burn and what won’t will need to be added to the mix. 

Kind of like retirement; cross that bridge when we get there. 


My bottom line contention was and is: How we enjoy God in the here-after is directly correlated to how you know him in the here-and-now.”  



 Does It Matter To Even Think About Eternity?


In my lifetime I’ve asked many people, (believers and non-believers) if they’ve thought much about eternity. Surprise, not many had thought much about forever. A few didn’t believe in eternity, the rest did believe but hadn’t though much about it.

I’m not suggesting it’s all that important to think “about” eternity, but I do believe it’s crucial to think about the implications of eternal life.

That is an IDY-distinction; the difference your life can make here and forever, there.   




When you look back from eternity, after this life is over; what will continue on with you? 

  1. Everything Christ promised you and provided on the cross.
  2. Your soul, your essential-self will continue. 
  3. The love you share with God, people will continue.
  4. Your experiences, knowledge and relationships will continue.
  5. Your crown/status as a joint-heir of Christ.
  6. Your Kingdom collaboration will continue and expand. 


 The first 5 apply to every redeemed Christ follower: Heaven, your place in the worshipping throng and the continued comfort and loving presence of God, are all guaranteed. That is your continuing and eternal reward. No frills, no fanfare, no fear.

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done On Earth As In Heaven… Matt 6:10


The 6th point applies to all Kingdom collaborators. Your Rewardability and continued eternal engagement will be based on your current collaboration with Christ. If you are doing the will of the Father here, you will have the glorious privilege of doing the Father’s will there, forever. 

So What Is God’s Will? More to come on that.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 NIV
Rewardability Scriptures:   And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb 11:6   Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. Rev 22:12   To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Rev 3:21   Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 2 John 1:8   Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:10-11   I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Tim 4:7-8   Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col 3:23-24   God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” Rom 2:6   Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal 6:9   His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matt 25:21   Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12   But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matt 6:3   But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matt 6:5   that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matt 6:18   I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:14                        
  1. Does It Matter? Personally. 
  2. How’s It Working? Measurably.
  3. Will It Last? Eternally.

Extra Stuff, Usage TBD

The IDY Proposition:

How To Engage Your Destiny @ The God-Level?


There is a subtle but significant distinction between believing you “Have a destiny” and believing “In destiny.” 

Believing “In destiny” simply requires you to be alive and to exercise the ability to look back at events and say, “things happen for a reason.” That is a static and mostly fatalistic way to engage your destiny. Things happen; there is a reason; Yours is not to reason why. 

That is how to embrace destiny on fixed-level. Stuff happens, you do you best to fix them.


Believing you “Have a destiny” will require some serious value-add from you. One element of this value-add proposition is to believe that you have a particular part to play in life. A part you were made to play and a part only you can play.

Pursuing your part requires engagement @ the God-Level. You, God and a few people.





INDIVIDULARITY is the interaction between God’s Sovereignty and your Individuality.


What I mean by “interaction.” Back to the opening statement:

“You’re here, you care and you want to make a difference.”  

This “difference has 3 pieces. The Sovereign piece, (God’s) The Individual piece, (Yours) And the difference you are here to make. The INDIVIDULARITY piece.


First, you’re here. You didn’t have anything to do with the timing, the location or the family you were born into. That is an act of God’s sovereignty. (SOV)


Second, you care. Have you ever wondered why you care so much about a few things, and so little about most things? What you care about is an expression of your Individuality. (IND)


Third, the difference only you can make. This “difference” is something only you can do, and it’s something God prepared for you, and it’s what the people in your world need from you. (IDY)  


A Few Possible Combinations:

  • Your ethnic and cultural background (Sovereign) + Your passions and convictions (Individual) 
  • Your natural abilities and intellectual capabilities (SOV) + Your dreams and desires. (IND)
  • Your formative years and family environment (SOV) + Your childhood relationships and traumas. (IND)
  • Your religious upbringing, or lack of (SOV) + You early God-experience and personal spiritual awakening. (IND)



You Need To Pic Your Path Or, A Path Will Pic You.

What Qualifies As “A Path.”


  1. It will point toward a place where you can make your difference.
  2. It needs to be a point of agreement between you, God and few others. 
  3. It will be doing something you enjoy along the way.
How And Where To Start:

Where you start determines how you’ll finish.


  • If you decide to start over, you’ll lose your place in line and in time.
  • Start where you are you get to keep everything you find.
  • One feature of Grace is you don’t need to make-up for lost time, nor are you required to fix what you broke before you can go forward.
How you start determines where you’ll finish.
  • Start with your destination in mind.
  • Start toward an objective you can find.
  • Start knowing your endgame is divine.


Q: What Difference Would You Like To Make?______________


A: (Mark) I want to help people define and do exactly what they were made to do. (aka: the difference only they can make) 


My “How & Where To Start” Score:

Mark's Intro Blurb
Photo by Laurel Beck

"Tell me where you sit before you tell me where you stand."

Mike Rosen; Denver talk show legend.