People nowadays get their definition of significance from achievements, positions, possessions, status and popularity. Society has successfully shaped and dictated their perception and mindset of who they are and how they should live their lives. Christians also have been greatly influenced by the way the world lived.
I am not exempted. There are times in my campus missionary life that my significance is gravitated towards how well I am performing in the ministry, how good I am in building leaders, it’s all about me and my performance. And when my performance goes down, I am quick to direct my own drama of failure, unworthiness, disqualification and insecurities. My significance is measured on what I’ve done and how good I am. Honestly, it’s tiring!
Just like me, you also have your own story to tell. Maybe you are in a situation that you’re striving to please everybody else around you to prove your worth or you’re doing something good, but nobody notices or appreciates you. Although you already tried your best, still it wasn’t enough. And you call yourself a failure, not being good enough.
My friend, don’t be too harsh with yourself! No matter how hard you will try, you’ll end up lacking. Learn to rest in the truth that your significance cannot be found in something or someone else. It can only be found in Jesus! So, stop striving just to make yourself an approved man and start satisfying yourself in the extravagant love of Jesus, for He cares about you and He is crazy in love with you!
Psalm 8:4 says, “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?”
You are significant, dear.