Friday, July 22, 2011

The Search for Significance

What if our significance is actually realized in simple things?

I've been thinking a lot about this lately. What if all our struggling to do "something" significant is really keeping us from the significance God has assigned us? What if the thought that we were all meant for greatness is misleadingly mixed with what the world sees as great?

What if God sees the simple quiet triumphs, that no one else sees, as being great and significant? Could we value them with the same level of significance? Or, does everyone have to recognize our greatness in order to be great?

That might be a bit arrogant of us, don't you think?

Do we think we even have the "right" to have an obviously significant task given to us by God? And if God hasn't given us one do we think we have been punished or mistreated?

"Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?" Rom 9:21

We search for our significance... and secretly we think that it will be something we can stand on and say "I am significant because...." But that is skewed thinking. That is selfish, me first thinking.
"Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.' " Mathew 23:5-7
Working for the cause of Christ is our #1 priority in this world, but when it's skewed with the idea that what we do must be able to be recognized as significant, we have perverted it.
Here is the Truth...

It's not what we do that makes us significant, it's who's we are....

I am in Christ. He is significant. He has chosen me. Therefore, I am significant because of Him. Not because of what I do for him. Do you get that? Our significance is dependent on HIM, not us, or what we do. Wow! What Freedom!

If you are in Christ You are already significant, and have a significant purpose. But that purpose is up to God to bring to completion. Not you. You just have to remain in him. Are you feeling that freedom?

Let's walk our life, our every day life knowing who we are in Christ. Do all things to his glory... yes, even the dishes... and leave our significance to him.

At the end of the day we have nothing to stand on. Not our own works, Not our own greatness, Not our own significance... the only thing we can stand on is Christ, and that is the most significant place to be.

Blessings today Friends.


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