My title alone suggests that I am contradicting my previous post. However, that is not my intention. Instead, I thought I would write about our significance IN HIM! As I was reading in one of my books this morning by Dr. Tim Kimmel, I found my inspiration for this post....
"Some people confuse humility(see my previous post) with a low view of themselves. They divert attention and praise from themselves because they feel unworthy to receive legitimate recognition for their efforts. This is an insult to God. The bible says we are "fearfully and wonderfully made." God has given us intrinsic value and extraordinary abilities." (T.M.)
We are fearfully and wonderfully made, not so that we can boast in and of ourselves or glory in man's praise, but so that He can receive glory through every part of our lives and the things He enables us to accomplish. When we realize our value and significance is in Him and our abilities and talents are from Him, we won't need or want man's praise and approval.
I have printed scriptures and other encouraging reminders of God's goodness and His plans for our lives and posted them throughout our home. One is titled "Who I Am In Christ." At the bottom of the page it says.....
I am significant...
I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life. (John 15:5)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit. (John 15:16)
I am God's temple. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm. (Ephesians 2:6)
I am God's workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence. (Ephesians 3:12)
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. (Phillippians 4:13)
Be encouraged today as you realize your significance in Him. You are a child of the King! Take your extraordinary talents and abilities and use them today to bring glory and honor to your Father!
Have a blessed day! :-)