Escapes and Exaggerations
When we search for our significance outside of Christ, a couple of things will happen:
1. We will seek out ESCAPES which inevitably ISOLATE us from God and those he has placed in our lives. This leads to an overwhelming sense of LONELINESS because we know that we are not being true to who we are created to be.
2. We will invent EXAGGERATIONS about our significance, because of the need to JUSTIFY our value to others. Because these exaggerations are untrue, we will wrestle with GUILT for perpetrating the illusion.
The truth is that your very existence is proof of the immeasurable significance God has placed upon you.
He created you, therefore you matter.
He sacrificed his son for you, because you are worth it.
He seeks you out every day, because you are so valuable to him.
You have no reason to escape from who you are. You have no reason to exaggerate what you do. You are a unique creation of God, designed to reflect who he is in a way no one ever has before or ever will.
He loves you; he adores you; he brags about you. You have nothing to prove to him or to those around you. Live in this confidence and trust him to work in you and through you.
There is absolutely no better way to live your life.