Search for Significance: Who I Really Am

May 18, 2016

 

 

I am not just a woman who writes and talks about Finding Significance; I am a woman who struggles to overcome feelings of insignificance.

 

There are days when I feel small, unimportant, plain, unnoticed.

 

I wasn’t born to wealth, success, power or prestige.

 

I’m not unusually intelligent, witty, beautiful or talented.

 

I hold no special abilities.  I am average. 

 

Deep inside of my heart I still carry the memories of failure, regrets, pain, and the shame of being single. 

 

There are days when I wonder if I matter, if I’m making a difference, or if I’m just another voice among the millions.

 

When I take a really good look at myself and my accomplishments, I realize that I am truly one of the most ordinary people in the world.

 

That is why it is best that neither you nor I spend too much time focusing on ourselves---because from that perspective we are truly insignificant.

 

However---and this is a GINORMOUS “however”---when we change our perspectives and refocus our attention on Our Heavenly Father and see ourselves through His eyes, our outlook is completely changed. 

 

Because even though in myself I am nothing; because of my Heavenly Father, I AM SIGNIFICANT.

 

In His eyes, I am loved.

 

I am chosen.

 

I am called, ordained and set apart for Him.  

 

Although my earthly family may not seem important, my Heavenly Father is the Supreme Creator and Commander of the Universe.  I am significant because I am His child.

 

As His child, I am protected, preserved, defended, and cared for.

 

He planned and wanted me.

 

He has a significant design and plan and purpose for my life to fulfill play a significant role in His kingdom.

 

He goes before me, behind me, and is always beside me.

 

Looking back on my life, I can see that over and over He has worked miracles to take care of His child---simply because I am significant to Him. 

 

In the grand scheme of things, it’s this truth that makes you and I significant.

 

It isn’t about who we are or what we can do.

 

Our significance is completely, 100% dependant on WHOSE WE ARE. 

 

We are the children of God.

 

That makes us significant.

 

 

 

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