Significance

<<meaning, importance>>

Our significance depends on the fact that God loves us and Jesus died for us. We can’t add to it by achievement or detract from it by failure. In Christ, everyone has the potential to do great things as they walk in humble obedience (Mk 16:15-18; Jn 14:12). There is a longing in every heart to find significance – find yours in fulfilling God’s call on your life. Although you may feel insignificant because you are ‘only a speck in the universe’, yet you are made in the image of God and Jesus gave His life to redeem you. You are of such great value and significance He puts His Spirit within to guide and direct. Therefore, it is not so much what I am in myself but who He is in me that is important in life.

It is of utmost importance to have a solid foundation for our lives and
then to persist in building correctly. Besides Jesus being at the centre,
our continuing responsibility is to make right choices and monitor what
we allow into our lives as this has a bearing on what comes out (Prov 4:23;

Reflect on a significant biblical character                                 and what made them one

Mt 7:21-27, 15:11; Mk 7:15; 1 Cor 3:10-15). Various choices we make are significant, determining our direction in life and even our eternal destiny – whether we accept Christ as our Saviour and walk obediently with Him resulting in eternal life or rejecting the offer of salvation and live in rebellion to Him with the consequence of eternal damnation. The world admires those who are successful and contribute in some significant way to the wellbeing of society, yet if they die as unbelievers their considerable achievements will not gain them access to heaven (Eph 2:8,9).

Do not underestimate the significance of living a consistent, Godly life. Walking uprightly by having the fear of God, being open to the Holy Spirit and having a Scripture-informed conscience guiding you will result in good decisions and a significant testimony to the saving power of God.

The significance of our life emerges from the impact we have on the lives of others. The more you focus on serving others, to help them and build them up little by little, the more you will grow in significance. Adding value to their lives will enhance your own. Do, say and be something that makes a difference in someone’s life. Don’t wait for the few, huge

Do not overlook the significance of             foundations, choices and character

opportunities of life in which to respond, rather consistently focus on the seemingly insignificant yet numerous occasions there are to bless others. We often want to achieve the spectacular, “taking the city”, but the Bible declares the person who controls his spirit is greater (Prov 16:32).

See also: character, choice, entry points, foundation, important, input, insignificant, self-esteem, value, worth/worthy

 

 


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