One of our greatest enemies is our desire for personal significance. – Craig Cooper
I typed into my ever present google search box – “personal significance”. Millions of entries were found. I am not surprised.
Our society is in a crisis of significance. Self help books, eastern religions disguised as philosophies, counseling, and all sorts of experts are everywhere to help us find significance and meaning. With so much help you would think we would have found it by now. But we have not. The reason is simple.
Your worldview defines your meaning, purpose, and destiny. We have exchanged the worldview of the Judeo-Christian perspective for another worldview. America now operates with a secular-atheist worldview or to a much lesser extent a buddhist or hindu worldview. Only the Judeo-Christian worldview gives you a purpose with a hope. This is why we are in a crisis of meaning.
… Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment… Romans 12:3b (NIV 1984)
There is great significance found in Christianity. But you cannot find it by trying to be significant. You find it by living for Jesus and following His voice, His agenda, His plan. You find it by living for someone else – Him – and not living for yourself. It is impossible to get significance any other way.
Stop worrying about your identity and significance. Spend time in God’s presence and you will find identity.
Your environment, parents, status, wealth, inner search, others, or nature cannot give you significance. You get significance by returning to the one who created you – Jesus – and find out what He created you for. When you die to yourself and live for Him you will then find the significance you are looking for. Everything else is meaningless and wasted movement.
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Philippians 2:7 (KJV)