We’re all searching for something in life. Whether you want to call it significance, purpose, meaning or something else, there is an innate desire in each of us for our life to matter — to have significance and purpose.
We want to explore that desire with you from a biblical perspective and dive into God’s view of your worth. That’s why Wycliffe Bible Translators created a seven-day devotional, “Searching for Significance.” Each of the seven days, they explore a different part of God’s perfect plan for your life, and how He ultimately wants you to find purpose and significance through bringing Him glory.
So I share day 1 with you and extend an invitation to get the remaining 6 days of the devotion for yourself. Why? Because I agree – we are all searching for significance. And YOU matter to me. So here you go – with hugs from my heart to yours as you delve into finding YOUR significance.
Nothing on this earth can fully satisfy our longing for significance and worth – nothing apart from JESUS.
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” [the Samaritan woman] said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water?”Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
We’re all searching for something in life. Whether you want to call it significance, purpose, meaning or something else, there is an innate desire in each of us for our life to matter, to have significance and purpose. We long to be something, to be someone.
But all too often we look to things such as career, status, wealth, relationships and accolades to give us a sense of purpose and significance. We look to temporary solutions, rather than a permanent solution.
As followers of Christ, we know the truth (in our heads, if not in our hearts):
SATISFYING OUR THIRST
In John 4 we see Jesus talking to a Samaritan woman. This woman has to come to the well daily — maybe even multiple times a day — to satisfy her thirst. But Jesus says to her, “‘Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again’” (John 4:13- 14a).
He’s offering that same water to us! In Him, our desperate thirst is quenched forever.
God has given us this desire to be known, to make a difference, to have our lives mean something in the end. It’s just a matter of finding the right answer the right way, and through the right source.
POINTS TO PONDER
As we explore how our search for significance plays out in our daily life, perhaps we should ask ourselves:
What are we really seeking?
And how do we find it?
Get the Searching for Significance devotion here for yourself because you, my precious friend, are significant.