Every person seeks significance. All of us desire for our lives to be important—that they might have some kind of meaning that will endure long after we’re gone. God created us that way. Most of the people you will encounter today are searching for that seemingly elusive significance. In Christ, that slippery significance that evades us is given to each of us without measure. In Christ we have become joint heirs with Jesus, meaning that we, as sons and daughters of God, possess everything Jesus possesses. His significance is ours. Let’s get personal— His significance is your significance!
You no longer need to seek, search, or strive for significance because you are fully significant in Christ. That is not what you will become, but rather, who you are right now at this very moment. Sadly, most believers think like slaves instead of sons and daughters and are beating the bushes for some “thing” that will make them important and give them meaning. The most significant person the world has ever known—Jesus Christ—lives in you, and you are a visible manifestation of His body. Let that simmer in your brain for a moment: If that doesn’t create a revolution in your spirit and, in turn, your life—then you may need to check your spiritual birth certificate and see if it’s genuine.
Slaves are confused when it comes to what brings significance, while sons and daughters—the blue bloods—are confident in their significance. The difference is, the first group has no clue about who they are, while the second is living out with abandonment all that they are. Consider the following and you will see how diametrically opposed the mindset of a slave and a son are when it comes to this critical area of human existence.
Blue Bloods: Slaves:
Make messes that ultimately lead to successes Make nothing because of fear
Seek to conquer Seek to survive
Continually look to the future Constantly look in the past
Are willing to sacrifice to gain a promise Want to succeed at any and all costs
Gifting is recognized Usefulness is exploited
Focused thinkers Confused thinkers
Seek comfort in God’s presence and love Seek comfort in counterfeit affections
Respond with humility and unity by valuing others React with accusation, rivalry, and jealousy
Respond to the faults of others with love and React to the faults of others with restoration accusation, exposure, and blame
Serve motivated by gratitude in response to Serve seeking to impress or with no God’s unconditional love motivation for service at all
Slaves are still seeking their significance because they refuse to live in the freedom Christ has provided. Sons and daughters enjoy the freedom, and their lives are therefore significant. Are you confident or confused? Your answer will reveal your address. And…perhaps the time has come for a change of address.