You Are Significant

I think at one time or another, we all wonder if we’re significant in this vast universe.

We question whether we contribute anything worthwhile to the lives of people around us.

We plow on, working at our jobs or spending hours taking care of our family’s needs.

At the end of the day, we might even ask, “Is this all there is?”

And then feel totally inadequate and balk when an opportunity presents itself to do more…

Last weekend several of my friends and I attended a conference for Christian writers. The workshops were geared toward both fiction and nonfiction writing. The keynote speaker for the two evenings was Cecil (Cec) Murphey.

Cecil has written more than 100 books that have sold six million copies in more than 20 languages. He’s co-authored a number of autobiographies and books for well-known personalities. This energetic man is the best-selling author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, Committed but Flawed, and Touchdown Alexander, the story of Seattle Seahawks MVP running back Shaun Alexander.

Yet – my two friends and I had never heard of Cecil Murphey.

This author shared how attendees at book signings often pass him by to talk to the person he’s written about. People often don’t believe Cec had anything to do with the book until they’re shown his name on the cover.

Cecil isn’t known for writing the great American novel. He’s known for getting into the heads of others so he can write their story. And often he writes about people who have come from nothing, but still accomplish great things.

God has used Cecil’s willingness to use his talent – even though it may at times look like he’s taking second chair – so that he can help people share God’s significance in their lives.

If you read the Bible, you’ll find story after story about God using someone who appears insignificant to do wonderful things of great significance.

God is like that. Nobody is insignificant in His eyes.

David, who was just a boy, brought down Goliath.
Joseph, a shepherd, became a leader of Egypt.
Mary, who was just a teenager, became the mother of Jesus.
Fishermen, disciples of Jesus, became the first evangelists.

YOU are significant.

And God has a plan for you.

Believe that He can—and will—do great things through you.


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