Feelings of insignificance
by Fred Hughes
Life has a way of presenting things that can cause you to see yourself as insignificant. The vastness of the outdoors or the complexities of the business community can be inspirational or be overpowering. Our perspectives can change quickly, especially if we do not have a healthy view of who we are. Confidence in knowing our true purpose and how we fit into this giant-screen movie called life is essential to every human on earth.
You were made on purpose, for an important purpose, to fulfill a purpose created just for you by God! In other words you are special! On purpose!
Psalms 139:13-14 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knoweth very well.
It is vastly important for us to have a right view of ourselves. To see you as God sees you is more important than how your boss sees you, or how your friends see you. What voice or voices you are listening to is also huge! What is God saying vs. what are all the other voices out there saying?
John 10:4-5, 17-18, 27 Basically, in these verses Jesus tells us that His sheep, or followers, know and can hear His voice, and no other voice will they follow. His followers, believers, then and now recognize and know when God speaks. This is how you learn who you are in Christ. You listen to His Word (Bible) and to your heart (Holy Spirit) speaking to you. As you do this, all of the other voices you may hear seem out-of-tune in comparison. If you are a believer you just know what the truth sounds like, and it is always confirmed by the Bible. (example: The voice will not say, “Take advantage of an opportunity to steal from the company,” because the Bible says, “Do not steal.”) The two will never disagree! When the voice of the Lord and the Word of God agree, you can have great comfort in knowing you are on the right track! Feeling insignificant will not be an issue because you know that you have heard from the Creator of the universe. That moves you into boldness and bigness, not insignificance.
Hearing God’s voice and knowing God’s Word will destroy the fear of insignificance.
Feelings come and feelings go, but the truth stands steadfast. The Truth will always trump feelings, emotions, and even facts in your life. Trust the Truth and His voice. Facts may tell you that you have cancer in your body, but the Truth says, “By His stripes we (were/are) healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 & 1 Peter 2:24) Which will you choose to believe? God’s Word or your feelings of insignificance because of the doctor’s report. The voice of your employer may have said, “You’re fired!” The Bible says, “God is your provider.” Whose report will you believe? (Isaiah 53:1 & Romans 10:16) It is not about how you feel; it is all about what you believe.
From the very beginning, you were created to operate from faith, not feelings. The Bible says, “You are more than a conqueror!” (Romans 8:37)
If you are having feelings of insignificance, exchange them for conquering faith!
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