Know that our significance doesn’t come from others. It is a gift we give ourselves in agreement to the word of God that Jesus died specifically and personally for us that we may have life and have it more abundantly.
“What is the value of your soul to God? Could your worth be defined by an amount of money? God doesn’t abandon or forget even the small sparrow He has made. How then could He forget or abandon you? What about the seemingly minor issues of your life? Do they matter to God? Of course they do! So you never need to worry, for you are more valuable to God than anything else in this world.” (Luke 12:6-7 TPT)
If we wait for others to make us significant, we open ourselves up to chances of disappointments. People in this world are too busy to think about us, let alone approve of us. And nowadays time flies so fast that we all are getting intentional and wise in spending it.
Look up and look to Jesus Who’s eyes are upon us 24/7, Who never sleeps nor slumbers, Who calls us the apple of His eye and the object of His affection. Focus on the One Who came for you and me, Whose love was expressed in obedience to the Father for the joy that was set before Him He endured step of the way. We look to the One who suffered, withstood and bore every stripe in His body for our healing, Who fell numerous times on the way to calvary, Who took every nail that was driven into His hands and feet, Who underwent pain through the piercing of every thorn upon His head, took upon Himself every curse and persecution that was spoken up to the point of death just as so the full payment for our FREEDOM from sin, guilt and condemnation was absolutely, securely, once and for all dealt with. Meditating on these alone will shoot adrenaline into our souls that define our significance.
I love the words of Smith Wigglesworth that said, “Our Lord Jesus would have never accomplished His great plan in this world except that He was SO FULL OF LOVE for His Father, and LOVE FOR US, that love never failed to accomplish its purpose. It worked in Him and through Him by the power of the Father’s love IN Him.”
Our significance is anchored on the Rock of revelation that Jesus is the Son of the Living God Who died and gave us life and have it more abundantly. What He did cannot be altered nor reversed, therefore this truth is true forever. This truth will forever have its eternal effect on us as He said, “Behold, I will be with you always.” His ever-present Presence in our lives defines our significance.
I love being reminded when Moses asked God who he is and how God responded.
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3:11-12)
Think with me on this that every time we ask God the same question “Who am I, Lord?”, how cool it is when His response is, “YOU’RE THE ONE I WANT TO BE WITH AND CO-LABOR WITH.” That defines significance.
Many times we think that our significance lies on what we do for others where we get credits for doing good. Well, we can be acknowledged but not necessarily treated with significance. I believe true significance comes from meditating on the finished work of Jesus Christ, who we are before His eyes, what His thoughts and plans are about us and how He fearfully and wonderfully made us according to His image and likeness. Our agreement to this truth is the gift of significance we give ourselves. We receive His great love that He lavished upon us that fuels us to love ourselves and extend this love to those whom the Lord will put in front of us. That is the expression of significance. It isn’t only experienced in us but through us with Jesus as the SOURCE of all, IN WHOM ALL THINGS CONSIST. We do things not to be significant. We do significant things to others because we received the significance that God gave us.
We cannot give what we do not have. His eyes go to and fro looking for worshippers that will give Him the opportunity to express Himself how significant we are. Worshippers are receivers of His love and in return we love Him back with every fiber of our being and love those around us the very way He loves us.
Significance is the quality of being important. If the number of hairs in our heads He knows, what extent of significance are we longing for to be satisfied? Hmmm … that is the question! I believe such can only be achieved when we EXPERIENTIALLY KNOW Him in our everyday life.
“When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him? Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.” (Psalm 8:3-6 AMPC)
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for always looking after us even when we get consumed by the things around us. You never stop and never fail to issue invitations of divine encounters when we least expect it. Thank You, Jesus, for revealing to us how significant we are in the eyes of our Daddy God knowing that You never leave us nor forsake us. Holy Spirit, thank You for Your ever-abiding Presence, anointing our eyes to see ourselves the very way our Father sees us. Amen!
Photo Credit: Roland Veloso; Matalom, Leyte Sunset