I remember texting a peer and I asked her the usual, “How are things going?” and her response really did something to me. She said, “I am good just working hard and striving to be significant!” Immediately, I was saddened wondering why is our generation today working so hard on being significant. Do we not realize that we are already significant in the eyes of Christ? As Christians it is very important for us to remember true significance resides in our salvation. The Greek word for “saved” is Sozo, which means to protect, deliver, heal, do well and be made whole. Jesus already deemed you as worthy when he died on the cross and continues to save you from your sins today. He did not die so that we can continue to use our love for God to please this world and our own fleshly desires to feel significant as we internally seek for approval in “man made” fan base, likes, or stardom. We have gotten to a point where we have equated being saved with being famous. If we proclaim God, share a inspirational video, write an encouraging post, or even get many shares we are now ready to be a Pastor, a Speaker, a phenomenon, and qualified enough to create a official Facebook Fan Page. It is time especially for my millennial generation to really check your chase. Who are you trying to be significant for?
When you continually seek for significance your will get disappointed and eventually become angry with God, when He is not the one to blame. Realize your desire for significance and check it, because you can not continue to keep asking God to bless what He never told you to do! He wants us to walk and rest in our salvation, and often times that is done in silence. Have an ear to hear what He is instructing you to do, because he wants you to be made complete and whole. So I encourage you to stop striving for significance, stop comparing your life to others of this world. Do not for one second think that God is not remembering or watching you on your journey of salvation as you are being made whole in Him. Strive to be Saved not Significant!
10 Humble yourselves [with an attitude of repentance and insignificance] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up, He will give you purpose]. James 4:10 (AMP)