If you feel insignificant, get to the real reason for that false belief

It's easy for us singles to feel insignificant.

In the United States, especially, our culture has slidden into an unhealthy worship of the famous, even if their claim to fame was some immoral act or reality TV show exposure. Young people especially seem to take great risks to achieve any type of public recognition.

Too often, we singles see married couples and feel insignificant because we haven't found a spouse.

We fantasize about how all our problems would be solved and how our life would be deliriously happy if only we were married. We think that the greatest possible significance comes from being someone's spouse.

The truth is that that's never true. feel insignificant Married couples have plenty of problems. Nearly half of all marriages today end in divorce, and even the marriages that do survive are far from problem-free. Mature, successful marriages are not so much about removing all the problems as they are about learning to live with a spouse's eccentricities.

Don't get me wrong. There are many happy marriages, and two committed Christians stand a better chance for that than nonbelievers. A good, solid marriage is one of God's greatest gifts.

But it's a mistake to postpone happiness to a future time of..."I'll be happy when (you fill in the blank)..."

I made that mistake. Don't do what I did.

Time waits for none of us, and there's much happiness to be had in the here and now, if we're willing to reach out for it. But it's important to find our happiness in the right things.

Do you shop when you feel insignificant? That's a temporary fix at best, and it's astonishing that we never catch on to it. We always think that the next thing we buy will have the power to...but no, it doesn't, does it?

And so, like a rat in a maze, we keep trying the next thing and the next until we're mired in debt.

Some singles engage in casual sex when they feel insignificant. The irony is that later, if a person engages in any kind of introspection at all, they find that illicit sex diminishes rather than builds significance.

You've read it on this web site before, but you'll see it on almost every page because it's that important, and it's the overriding truth of life:

Jack's truths for thriving.

Your only true source of significance
is an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

If I make it sound as if that's the answer to everything, surprise! It usually is!

  • It's the only thing that never falls apart.

  • It's the only thing that brings honest, soul-deep fulfillment.

  • It's the only thing that lasts for all eternity.

  • It's the only thing that makes you feel like the most loved person in the entire universe.

The next time you're tempted to feel insignificant, don't reach for your credit card or check book. Reach for your Bible. Read chapters 19 and 20 of the Gospel of John and remember that it was you that Jesus sacrificed himself for.

You can't get any more significant than that.

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