The other day I was praying and got the word – significance. I believe that the following will be a help or encouragement to some of you reading this. Something that has significance means that it has importance – it matters. You have a part and are necessary for something to come about. To be significant, you are in the right place at the right time.
Very often, we feel as though we are insignificant. It could be that way with our jobs, or even in our families. We may feel that we live a very mundane life, not making a difference at all. This way of thinking is truly a lie to make you give up. If you were not significant, the devil would not come against you with that thought. No significance – no battles. We all play a significant role in some way or another.
Moms, you have a most significant role, teaching and shaping little lives to become all that God has for them. Wives, you are the support your husband needs – especially on days that do not go so well for him at work. You are part of that “team” that God calls as one. Fathers, you have the important job of being an example of the love of Father God to your children. Husbands, your wife looks to you as the spiritual authority of the household. Those of you who are single, you have the opportunity to touch many lives just going about your daily routines. Those in the workforce have the opportunity to touch lives with a good work ethic, caring about your fellow workers and showing them the love of God. The elderly have the significance of imparting wisdom and experience.
We will never know what kind of difference we have made in someone’s life until we get to heaven. It may be just giving a smile to the hard working individual that sees no hope, or helping an elderly person lift a heavy grocery bag, or taking someone who is all alone out to lunch. It may just be understanding when someone is not in a good mood, instead of reacting negatively. We do not have to do BIG things to be significant. Very often the littlest things we do not even remember doing, make an impression on someone’s life and mean most of all.
One thing I know – that you are very significant to the Lord. He has the very hairs on your head numbered. You have a purpose. He sees you and looks upon you with great pride, for you are His child. You are significant, you are valued, and you are loved by Him!
May this be your year of significance!