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The Pursuit of Significance and Success

If you could be anyone in the world – past, present, or future – who would you be? What would you accomplish? What legacy would you want to leave behind?

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Personally, this pursuit of becoming someone significant is exhausting!

Trying to be the perfect person, perfect daughter, perfect sister, perfect wife, perfect mother, perfect friend…but it’s too hard!

Anybody else in the same boat?

I have struggled with fear for so long, it is hard to know how to live apart from it. However, one of my worst fears is abandonment.

If I am not perfect, people will not love me, and they will leave me all alone.

My Self Talk
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Unrealistic as it may seem, this is my greatest fear, every second.

I can’t disappoint my family members, because they won’t talk to me again.

I can’t disappoint my husband, because he might realize how imperfect I really am, and leave.

I can’t disappoint my kids, because they will hate me, and I will never see them as adults, let alone any grandchildren.

The pressure is suffocating!

So then, what is realistic? What is an attainable form of significance or success in your life?

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The only lasting value you will ever have, is the value you have in the eyes and heart of your Creator, Father God.

He is the one who knows exactly why He made you the way He did. He is the only one who can truly give you the significance you crave, and were made for.

BOLD & Beautiful

What counts as significant, anyway? Well, it all boils down to your values.

There is no greater significance than belonging to the King of Kings. Significance is making a lasting difference in your life and the lives of others (own definition) and success is the accomplishment of your goals (own definition).

By these two definitions, I am significant and successful, but in God’s eyes, not the world’s. By the world’s standards, I am poor, ugly, and will never make it in the real world of success. In God’s eyes, I am right where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what He has planned for me.

There is no greater significance than belonging to the King of Kings, and adopted as a child of God. Trust me.

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