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Is Your Life Significant?

What is a “significant life?” I think it is one which can be measured as having great worth and value. A life that is significant is forged by carefully made choices at critical crossroads, leading to the sum of a life well spent.

It is a life whose moments are not wasted on the banal and ordinary, but hallows the ordinary as sacred because God is there.

I am eternally grateful for meeting Christ at a very young and tender age; that He pulled me close and began to open my eyes to eternal matters–but I regret times I’ve wandered through the “ordinary” days, grumbled and complained as I trudged through the difficult days, and frivolously skipped carefree through seasons which could’ve been spent with more forethought and purpose.

As my years are quickly passing, the brevity of life as described in Psalm 90 bears heavy on my heart and one thing I know:

All that matters is living for Christ.

I don’t want to waste another single moment of my life. I desire to bear fruit for Him until my last breath is taken.

I desire to live all out for His glory–whatever that may look like in this season.

As a young woman, I took seriously the warnings of wise men of God, “Don’t miss out on God’s will for your life!” I wasn’t exactly sure of what His will was for me, but I knew I sure didn’t want to “miss it!” Now that I’m older, His will for me seems more clear, single-focused, and less complicated.

I can sum up God’s will for my life in two words: Glorify Him.

The driving passion of my life is expressed by God in Numbers 14:21:

“Indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.”

What does that look like? I believe Jesus gives us the answer in John 15:

“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.”

As I write these words, tears are streaming down my face. Tears of sorrow, but also tears of hope. I sorrow that I’ve wasted moments, days, opportunities for fruitfulness–but I have hope for those which are before me.

I want to challenge you to stop what you are doing right now and consider these questions:

Is my life significant?

How am I wasting my life?

How am I being fruitful?

What is the driving passion of my life?

How can I best use the remaining time I have on earth to bring God glory?

Anyone care to share your answers?

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2 Comments

  • K. J.

    I believe that all life is significant because we are created in the image of God. But…it is what is done with that life. Sometimes I am wasting my life, my years that have been given me. When I become consumed with the cares of my life that have little or nothing to do with eternity – pain issues, financial issues, concerns about my son or husband – then I become self-centered and not Christ centered. I fight to keep from being selfish and not shut people out. It is hard to be fruitful if the driving passion is more “me time”.

    I am striving hard to be honest with myself and honest before God about where my heart is; to let things go that have no eternal value. I am in a season of big change right now and what I want more than anything is to be in the center of God’s will – seeking Him first. Your blog helps me keep my focus. Thank you!

    K.J.

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, K.J.

    Wow, it sounds as though you’re in an exciting season! And you are right where He can work through you as you are seeking Him first. Thank you for stopping in to share, I love hearing how God is at work in reader’s lives and it is always encouraging to hear that God is using the blog to keep eyes focused on Him!

    Blessings, friend ~