Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Where does your significance come from? Is it your job? Your relationship? Your children? Your education? Your appearance? Most people in today's world tend to think that their significance lies in their financial portfolio or their bank account or their credit score. Others believe that their significance lies in how much and what type of "stuff" they amass.

The reality is that our significance only comes from one source and it isn't any of these! The Bible tells us that God knew us before we were even formed in our mother's womb (Psalm 139). We are fearfully and wonderfully made by Him, for Him and that should mean something. We are granted a life story for one reason - to Glorify Him through our life.

Isn't it amazing that we are still ultimately significant to Him, even when make ridiculous mistakes and horrible decisions. He knows how many hairs on our head and he hears EVERY word we say, EVERY thought we have, and EVERY action we take. We cannot hide from him, as much as we may want to. He CARES that much that even with the billions of people in the world, we, individually and uniquely, are important to God.

In my life, I have fallen into the temptation of identifying myself as "wife, mother, daughter, sister, student, employee, friend, victim, survivor, storyteller, teacher, etc" without ever realizing that it is God the Father that gave me each of those unique titles. I would not have entered this world if it weren't in God's design. I would not have met my husband if it were not in God's plan for my life. I would not have been taken advantage of as a child if it were not for some greater purpose. I would not have my children if there weren't something that I could add to their life, according to God's wisdom.

Why then do we count our "earthly" worth as so much more important that our worth in our Savior? Why do we care more about what other people think of us than how our Father in Heaven looks upon us? Are we merely content to be lukewarm to God while working hard everyday to be "the best we can be" in the world? I'm not. My life has to mean more, not because that would benefit me, but because that would Glorify God. My significance comes from Him and only Him. If I question that, even for a minute, I am insulting God and I don't want to do that...do you?

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