Why We Can Believe We Have Significance

Alistair Begg said, “There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of GOD.”

Powerful words. Do you believe them for yourself? For those around you?

Each person is born with a role to play—tangible or intangible—and sometimes only God knows what. Those jobs could include being leaders of our country, researchers who seek cures for horrible diseases, CEOs of large corporations, janitors, bus drivers, teachers, preachers, and stay-at-home moms and dads. “No one” also means the very young, the elderly, the homeless person who smells horrible, the incarcerated, the mentally ill, and those who are physically or mentally disabled.

No one is insignificant. Not one person.

Christmas is a good time to remind ourselves of that fact. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV).

Jesus came to earth as a baby because of our significance in Gods eyes. He wouldn’t go to the trouble and heartache if we weren’t important.

This holiday season, let’s remember that each person we come across is here for a reason—even when it’s not easily seen—and treat those around us with dignity, respect, and an awareness of how much God loves them.

Let’s also take time to think about our own roles in the world, our communities, and families. Jesus came with a purpose—and that in itself gives us purpose.

Have you struggled with feeling insignificant in the past? If so, what helped change your mind?

If you have a tendency to think of some people more important than others, how might you change that mindset? Do you think you should change it?


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