Sin entered the world through a quiet lie, a simple twisting that cast doubt on the goodness of God. Since that infamous escort out of paradise, humanity has been battling lies of who God is and who we are in relation to Him.
And in that pithy exchange, we lost.
Insignificance is a cloaked lie. It sits in quiet corners playing with our emotions and perspective. We cozy up to the table and lean into the conversation, but with that budding relationship we lose something precious.
When we are not walking in our God-given significance, in the freedom Christ has bought, our true destiny in Christ is hindered. When insignificance reigns we lose,
the free intimacy of knowing and walking with God (Genesis 2:25; 3:8-11, 21-24).
[they] were both naked and were not ashamed…But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid.
the calling to be God’s people (Genesis 15:1-6).
“Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, ”So shall your offspring be.”
a vision of holiness (Nehemiah 1:3-9).
“The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.”
confidence to approach the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16).
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace…”
our eternal perspective (2 Corinthians 5:6-9; Phillippians 3:20).
But our citizenship is in heaven…
biblical courage (Joshua 1:9)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened…
lasting beauty (1 Timothy 2:9-10)
…not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness.
every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3-10)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places…
Sin has left us broken down and unprotected,
scattered in bondage to the flesh.
But we have been called into salvation, but I believe God also has a very specific and purposeful plan for each of our lives to bring Him glory.
This walking in insignificance, friend, this cozying up to the table? It’s hazardous. It kills.
It denies the goodness of God and the provision of abiding in Christ.
We cannot walk in insignificance and be the person God created us to be.
But there is hope and freedom and fulfillment when we turn from the lies and embrace Truth!
What has been lost in your life because of insignificance?