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  • Writer's pictureMuyiwa Mepaiyeda

How to Live a Life of Significance

Updated: Jan 23

ONE can only live a life of significance by first identifying what's important and pursuing it.

 

When you recognize it, you have something to work for.

 

When you seize what's important, you have something to hope for.

 

When you identify it, you have someone to live for.


Recognize what is important.

 

NEHEMIAH recognized the hand of God over him. So, he trusted God to find favour with King Artaxerxes and return to build the walls of Jerusalem. (Neh. 1:1-7)


Seize the Moment.


ABRAHAM identified God's plan for his life and hoped for a city with foundations whose builder and maker is God. (Heb. 11:10)


Identify what is crucial.


ESTHER understood the purpose of God and put her life on the line to save her people from destruction. (Esther 4:15-16)


Each one had faith and put in work. (Jam. 2:17-26) They recognized it and did something about it.

 

When you identify what's important, you have somene to live for.


Know God for yourself.

 

THE DISCIPLES of Jesus had been with him for some time when he asked: Who do you say I am? 


Peter replied: You are Christ, the Son of the Living God. 


Jesus turned and said: Flesh and Blood have not revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. (Matt. 16:13-20)


This is not from you Peter. No human has a revelation of me.


You couldn't have known me without a revelation from God the Father.


Seek God.

 

MOSES could not understand him until God appeared in the burning bush. (Mk. 12:26)

The Burning Bush was significant

Jacob knew little about God until God wrestled him and changed his name. (Gen. 32:34)


Saul of Tarsus realized he was fighting God when he heard a voice say: Why do you persecute me? (Acts 9:4)


No one meets God without God choosing to meet with him. 


JESUS said: The Father has handed over everything to My care. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son—and those to whom the Son wishes to reveal the Father. (Matt. 11:27)


You can surmise that without a revelation from God, you cannot know Him. 


How does God reveal Himself?


GOD REVEALS himself through our situations. 


Isa. 43:2 says: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.


When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 

 

When you know him, you talk about him. 


David prayed: Because I dwell in the secret place of the Most High. I will abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1-2)


He understood that God was his safe place. 


GOD MAKES himself known through the pages of the scriptures. But you can read them and still not know him.


The young ruler read the Torah and kept the commandments from his youth. Yet, something was still missing. (Mk. 10:17-27)


If you read the Bible as a storybook, you'll learn nothing.


So what do you need? 


YOU NEED the Holy Ghost to reveal God's life through the scriptures' pages. 


Before Jesus went to the cross, he told his disciples it was expedient for him to go. Without him leaving, his Spirit will not come. (John 16:7)


The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Cor. 3:4-6) You can ask Him to teach you.


It would be best to consciously employ the ministry of the Holy Spirit in every area of life.


Philippians 1:19 calls him the Spirit of Jesus.


1 Cor. 2:12 says: What we have received is not the Spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, so we may understand what God has freely given us. 


To understand the things of God, you need the Holy Spirit, who searches the deep things of God. (1 Cor. 2:10)


What is important?


YOUR RELATIONSHIP with God is important to him. It gives you relevance.


2 Corinthians 5:21 says,  For our sake he (God) made him (Jesus Christ) to be sin who knew no sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


He wants you reconciled to Him. 


How do you do this? 


GOD WANTS you to confess your sins and invite Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. 


I would love you to share your testimonies if you have done this.


God bless you!








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