Our most innate need is to feel significant, to find purpose and meaning in our human existence. We want something to survive us. While many attempt to find significance by gratifying their own ambitions, I argue that significance is not possible unless what we do contributes to the welfare of others.
There’s a test for that. It’s a simple question: “Does what I am about to do contribute to the welfare of others in a demonstration of faith, love, obedience and service to God?” It is not humanly possible to find lasting significance apart from a genuine relationship with God.
Forming such a relationship, and thereby developing significance, is not something that simply happens. It must be intentional. Daily habits need to be formed that shape and deepen the relationship in a meaningful way. What forgiveness truly is must be learned and mastered. Moving the dial daily towards the end of changing one’s character should be the primary motive. The journey is more akin to a marathon than a sprint, and the end result is a renewed spirit and mindset that answers your life’s WHY and affirms your life’s WORK.
In other words, your life’s WHY and your life’s WORK are synonymous. They both are designed to exist in harmony with all other aspects of your life and drive your motive for living and attitude with relationships. God’s original design for work was for it to be a holy pursuit, a holy vocation, a calling. It’s how He intended us to occupy our time on Earth. Our feeling of significance directly stems from feeling God’s pleasure in what we do to improve the welfare of others.
To meet our most innate need to feel significant, we must train for it. As an athlete trains to compete in the arena of their sport, you must train to compete in the arena of life. Additionally, it’s helps to have a coach, and I’d be grateful to serve as yours.
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