Michael Jordan spent the night at my house
twice this summer, this first week first grader said
to my wife. He was dead serious. Not a wink, grin,
or shrug. He said it like he meant it. He wanted her
to know he was important. End of conversation.
All of us have a desire to be significant. We may
not want to attract a lot of attention to ourselves in
a crowd or be singled out for special attention, but
we want to be significant. We want to have a life
that matters. The sad thing is, we spend so much
time trying to gain what God has already given us.
We are made of God's stuffmade in Gods image,
with significance and authority. He personally made us,
carefully crafting us in our mothers womb. He has a
plan for our future and a purpose for our being here.
When we became Christianswhen we trusted in Jesus as
Lord and we shared in his death, burial and resurrection
in baptismwe were adopted into his family as a full
heir to all of his inheritance. As a Christian we have
been given spiritual gifts to use to honor God and bless
others in our spiritual family. He makes his home in us
until we go to his place to live with him. He will
never leave us or forsake us. No one and nothing
can separate us from his love. He works even the
worst things in our lives out in ways that ultimately
benefit us and get us to where he wants us to be.
When Jesus returns, we will share in his triumph
and his glory.
He makes his home in us until we go to his place to live with him.|
You see, significance is a slam dunk. Its not
even an issue. The real issue is whether we can
accept it as a gift and trust it as a foundation for
our life. We dont have to win Gods love or
attention. He has already given it to us. His
fingerprints are on our DNA and his pencil
sketches out our future. So we can trust we are
his and not be driven to doubt by Satans attacks.
We can also help others under the assault of
doubt find their significance, too. If God only had
a voice or could touch me with his hands, they
say, then I could know Im worth somethin. But
then, thats why were hereto be his voice and
touch others as his hands. God didnt call any of
us to be solo flight Christians. Were a community
of significance to help those who struggle at
believing in their own.
Significance is a slam dunk if well only trust
that God came to our court and chose us for his team.
Then until we can go home to be with him, he not only
spends the night with us, but he never leaves us!