God’s Word: Luke 9:43-62
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
In your search for significance have you overlooked what really matters? Forget about success and focus on how you can bless others—as though you were blessing Me! In this passage Jesus pointed out that “whoever accepts a child as if that child were Me, accepts Me. And whoever accepts Me accepts the one who sent Me.” The path to significance is in accepting, not asserting. It is your spirit, not your significance that really matters. The path to significance has no end. Fulfillment is found is stopping often, along your path of life, to help another.
Significance is not something you achieve, once you are successful, but something you give to another. Mother Theresa sought to make others feel significant, at great cost to self. That, my friends is the path to significance. Consider how you would like to honor and treat Jesus were He there with you in person. Then begin now treating everyone you come in contact with in that same way. That’s it! That is the path to significance! Forget about yourself and honor others.
There are no shortcuts on the path to significance. You must not wait until you “win the lottery” or make your first million before you begin being a blessing to others. Start small with a smile, holding a door open, sharing common courtesy. When you see a need, do not pass it by but fill it. Basic needs do not require large sums of money. Do what you can with what you have—even if you have to deny yourself to fill that need. Giving, done only with your excess, does not bless you but makes you feel smug and proud of yourself. Giving when it hurts is the true path to significance.
God’s Question: Will you be My hands and feet to your world?
God’s Promise: What you do for others I accept personally.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for revealing Your path of significance.
I am Sorry I have followed the wrong path too often.
Thank You for helping me see You in others.
Please help me touch others lives so they feel significant.