One of the biggest problems you can have as a Christian is the battle in your mind over significance.
When Adam was first created he received his significance simply in his relationship with God. When he ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and “his eyes where opened” things changed. He lost that intimate relationship with God and had entered into the domain of Satan – the kingdom of darkness.
Bring it up to today – we were all born into and lived in and were programed by the kingdom of darkness. You sought your significance by focusing on yourself – what you did, how much money you had, what your job was, how you looked, etc. This was life in the kingdom of darkness. Then one day, you met Jesus, were born again, and entered his kingdom – the kingdom of God. Your life began to change as your eyes became open to the kingdom of God – John 3:3. You started doing “Christian things” instead of “worldly things”, but in most cases your perception of your significance did not change. You still received your significance the same way you did in the kingdom of darkness. By what you do, what you have, where you live, what kind of car you drive, what your job is, how much money you earn, what you look like, etc. Even pastors can be guilty of this in that they may get their significance from being “a pastor” rather than simply in their union with God.
But your Father in heaven wants you to get your significance from your union with Him, not the way the world (kingdom of darkness) gets theirs. Think about it. Where do you HONESTLY get your significance from??
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