Saturday, October 8, 2011

Finding Significance

Significance...we all long for it.  It's what give us purpose, importance, meaning.  We want significance with our parents, our siblings, our spouses, our children, our friends, co-workers.  To me, the opposite of significance is loneliness, worthlessness, and feeling lost...like a small child, alone on a busy street. There are so many souls who don't have a loving place where their story begins.  Their core is empty because the people who should be filling it have let them down.  When we don't have significance, we don't have hope.  And when we don't have hope, no life can be found in us.

When we don't have that anchor of belonging and acceptance, I believe that is the tipping point where we see people begin to act out, to rebel, to question everything in their existence.  How can we find significance?  How can we have a sense of belonging and joy if the people we crave significance from are absent or abusive or self righteous?

There is one who gave it all for you.  He paid the price and sacrificed His very life.  He bore the lashes, hung on the cross, carried your sin, sickness and disease on His body because you were worth it to Him.  That kind of love takes away loneliness, worthlessness and being lost.  He can take the place of those who have let you down, abused you and left you.  You are significant to Him.  "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friends." John 15:13

My friend, you have no greater love than the love of Jesus.  You have no greater significance than you do in Him.  If man has let you down, turn to the one who will never leave you nor forsake you.  Give your heart to the one who knows every hard place you've been to and through.  He will fill that void in your heart with hope and joy.  Let Him settle in your heart, once and for all, that you are worth dying for.  Your story can begin anew with your heart full of purpose, importance and meaning.

Listen to this testimony by the rapper Lecrae.  He found significance and you can too!  (You can turn off my music player to the right in order to hear the video)




From His Lap,

14 comments:

  1. This is so amazingly powerful! I had to pause for a bit after this to take it all in. God is wonderful!

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  2. Thank you so much, LaShaun!! Lecrae's testimony is amazing! God is great! I'm honored that you put my blog button on your site.
    Many blessings and hugs,
    ~Erin

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  3. I turn to God for the smallest things and the big things. And He is always there. This is a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it.

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  4. Terri,
    Thank you so much for visiting. Isn't it wonderful that we have Him to turn to when this old world lets us down.
    Hugs,
    ~Erin

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  5. Beautiful post Erin. :) I got your note requesting I stumble it for you. I think I did it right. I'm still trying to figure out all the details of how stumbleupon works. Hope you're having a blessed weekend.

    Rosann

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  6. Rosann,
    Thank you so much. Isn't Lecrae's testimony so inspiring?
    Hugs,
    ~Erin

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  7. Such a wonderful post and testimony. Thank you so much for this reminder. Bless you!

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  8. Lynn,
    Thank you for stopping by! It is a wonderful testimony and it's good to know that people in the entertainment industry are spreading the Gospel!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  9. WOW! This post leaves me speechless! Thank you.

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  10. Elizabeth,
    I'm so glad you came by. Isn't Lecrae's testimony wonderful?! It moves me every time I listen to it!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  11. It's been over a year since I've had a "W2 job" and it has been difficult. I thought I knew what significance I had in these real world things, until my finances took a dive. I'm in the process of losing many material things, but I know as I lean closer to the Lord, I'm finding that those transient things don't define my significance. Some days are better than others. ;-)

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  12. Amen, Amberr,
    They don't define us at all!! You are a blessing and you bring joy to everyone who knows you. I'm so glad we're sisters in the Lord!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  13. Amazing testimony! Wow - walking away from that accident without a scratch - that can only be God.

    Thank you for sharing this and for linking up today.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  14. It is amazing, isn't it, Joan. It's so refreshing to hear that some entertainers are really concerned with advancing the Kingdom and reaching their audience for Christ!
    Thank you so much for stopping by!
    xo,
    ~Erin

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