As humans, we are in a constant search for importance. The desire to feel important is primal. The feelings of importance can help keep us stay on the straight and narrow to do the ordinary. The feelings of importance can give us the power and confidence to do the extraordinary. In all of life’s enterprises, we need to feel important.
What makes you feel important?
Research has shown that there are many things that make us feel important. Here is a list of some of the things that bring importance to our lives.
- Work (your position, your profession and the money made as a result)
- Money (and the things it can buy)
- Family (including children)
- Sexual Gratification
You are important to God
While it may be hard to fathom, we are important to our all-powerful, all knowing, all important God. But…why? Why would God, who is everything, believe that an inadequate, insignificant, and incorrigible individual like me is important?
Well, the prophet Isaiah tell us: “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8
The Bible gives us several examples why God believe we are important. Here are a few more scriptures for you to hold close to your heart if you doubt God’s thoughts about your importance.
You Are Important To God:
- So, He created you in His image.
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27
You are God’s highest creation. Unlike any of the other things He made, God made you to look like Him.
2. Therefore, He cares for you and knows all about you.
“Aren’t two sparrows sold for only a penny? But your Father knows when any one of them falls to the ground. Even the hairs on your head are counted. 31 So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31Contemporary English Version (CEV)
God thinks that we are so important that He providentially cares for our needs. He knows us better than we know ourselves.
3. He gave his only son to die for your sins.
God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die. John 3:16 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
As Romans 3:23 tells us we are all lost and in need of salvation, God sent His son to Earth to save us because He know “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Let’s get our importance from God
In this world it is sometimes easy for us to think that no one cares about us. That we are not important, and that our lives do not matter. However, always remember, we are important to God:
Because He made us in his own image,
- Because He knows all about us
- Because He sent Jesus to die for our sins
Our importance in life does not come from material or social status our importance in this life and the hereafter comes from God. So get to know God, become His friend, give Him your life and watch your importance grow….. Why?. Because we are important to God.
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Marben Bland is a professional speaker, writer and business strategist. Specializing in assisting business with the acquisition of human and financial capital along with the strategies required to succeed in the marketplace.